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Rule on int’l students: Harvard, MIT sue U.S. govt

Washington, Xinhua/UNB, July 09 – Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Wednesday filed a suit to prevent the U.S. government from enforcing a rule about international students that has caused anxiety among the tens of thousands of foreign students studying in the United States. Read More »

Kerala High Court asks for govt response on wage theft

Rejimon Kuttappan The Lede first reported in early June that Indian workers in Gulf are subjected to wage theft The Kerala High Court has instructed the Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Labour, Kerala government and NORKA to respond on setting up of a grievance redressal mechanism for Indian migrant workers abroad. Read More »

Covid-19 And Migrant Workers: The great wage robbery

“Gulf countries are highly dependent on migrant workers in almost every major sector…and yet they have utterly failed to protect migrant workers, and treat them with the dignity and respect they deserve”—these words were spoken by a representative of Amnesty International while highlighting the plight of migrant workers during Covid-19 times. Read More »

Prioritise embankment for protection of coastal population

Speakers at a virtual seminar on Saturday urged the government to allocate the resources for constructing an embankment to protect the coastal population. The  virtual seminar  titled  “National budget 2020-2021, embankment and protection of coastal population” was jointly organized by NGO network Campaign for Sustainable Rural Livelihood(CSRL), and  COAST Trust,  an NGO. Saber Hossain Chowdhury, MP, Chairman of  Parliamentary Standing ... Read More »

2 more Rohingyas die from coronavirus in Cox’s Bazar

Two more Rohingya men died from coronavirus on Monday, taking total death in the Rohingya camp to three. One of them was 58 years old and a resident of camp-10 while another  was 70 years and a resident of  camp-7, said Dr Abu Toha MRH Bhuiyan, health coordinator of the Refugee, Relief and Rehabilitation Commission. Besides, five more Rohingyas were ... Read More »

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 »

Modern slavery in Asia Pacific fuelled by poverty, migration

By Neena Bhandari SYDNEY, Australia, May 15 2020 (IPS) – Aged 17, Moe Turaga was saddled with the responsibility of providing for his mother and young siblings when a family member approached him with the promise of a job and education in Australia. Dreaming of a bright future for himself and his family, he seized the opportunity and left the ... 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 »