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Urgent justice tool for repatriated migrant workers urged

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted millions of migrant workers in destination countries, many of whom have experienced job loss or non-payment of wages, been forced by employers to take unpaid leave or reduced wages, been confined in poor living conditions, and with little or no engagement in the work options before them. Read More »

Taka1 billion project to repair Amphan-damaged embankments

The government is taking a Tk 100 crore project to repair embankments damaged during cyclone Amphan, State Minister for Water Resources Zahid Faruk said Thursday. He made the remarks while visiting Amphan-hit areas of Satkhira Sadar Upazila. The government is taking the Army’s help to complete the repair work within a short time, he said. “We’re working to ensure sustainable solution as natural calamity ... Read More »

Rescue, disembark Rohingyas floating at sea: IOM

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has said they are “increasingly concerned” about the plight of hundreds of Rohingyas believed to be stranded at sea, noting that cyclone Amphan signalled a ferocious start to the cyclone season in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea. “A coordinated response to this situation, inclusive of search and rescue operations and safe disembarkation, ... Read More »

210-bed Corona facility underway for Rohingyas

UNICEF said it is preparing a 210-bed Severe Acute Respiratory Infection Isolation and Treatment Centre after the first coronavirus cases were confirmed among the Rohingya population in Cox’s Bazar. The first 90 beds will be ready by May 22 and the rest by 30 May. “While construction of the 210-bed facility is underway, UNICEF is converting a Diarrhoea Treatment Centre ... Read More »

Let Rohingya refugees stranded at sea disembark: HR Lawyer

A senior human rights lawyer on Friday urged Bangladesh and Malaysia to allow Rohingya refugees near their shores to disembark and prevent stranding of asylum seekers at sea. In the statement issued through ‘Refugees International’ HR lawyer Daniel P. Sullivan also called for denouncing hate speeches against them in the respective countries. Read More »

Valuing life differently: migrants and the coronavirus crisis

by Felix Bender and Magdalena Ulceluse on 1st May 2020 @FEHBender The coronavirus crisis has led many to revalue human life. But not, it seems, when the lives are of migrants. A lot has been said and written on the trade-off between health and economic performance during the lockdown. The idea of sacrificing the health of the population so the ... Read More »

A Call to Action on Myanmar’s Genocide Against the Rohingya

“As the spread of COVID-19 looms and threatens to obscure attention to one of the world’s gravest crimes, Refugees International wants to be clear: We believe that the state of Myanmar is responsible for the crime of genocide and that the United States and all governments that are parties to the Genocide Convention or support its objectives should take actions ... Read More »

1st batch of 164 Bangladeshis back home from Chennai

The first batch of Bangladesh nationals, who got stuck in India due to countrywide lockdown there, returned home from Chennai on Monday. The government in coordination with Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi facilitated the return of 164 Bangladesh nationals in the first batch. More similar special flights will be operated in next few days to bring back Bangladesh nationals ... Read More »