International Organization for Migration (IOM) facilitated the safe return of 160 Bangladeshi migrants stranded in Libya under its Voluntary Humanitarian Return (VHR) programme on Wednesday.
Stranded migrants need dignified return: UN body
The UN Committee on Migrant Workers has called on governments to take immediate action to address the inhumane conditions of migrant workers stranded in detention camps and ensure their orderly, safe and dignified return to their home countries.
Supporting Migrants and Remittances as COVID-19 Rages On
By Saad Noor Quayyum and Roland K. Kpodar WASHINGTON, Sep 18 2020 (IPS) – Just as COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted some communities more than others, globally, the virus has had an oversized negative impact on migrant workers.
70pc Bangladeshi returnee migrants struggling to find jobs
Nearly 70 percent of surveyed migrants who returned to Bangladesh between February and June remained unemployed, according to a study covering 12 districts.
Host countries urged to be humane, responsible over migrants
Bangladesh has called for “global solidarity and cooperation” and “strong political will” to address the challenges of the migrants who are disproportionately affected by the COVID- 19 pandemic globally.
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…
Nepal SC asks govt to bring back migrants stranded abroad
Ram Kumar Kamat, The Himalay Times Kathmandu, April 16 – The Supreme Court today issued an interim order to the government asking it to take care of the health needs of Nepali migrant workers living in foreign countries and to…
Greece Suspends Asylum as Turkey Opens Gates for Migrants
The military deployed troops to the Greek border with Turkey, warned migrants by text message not to cross and announced summary deportations.
Lure of good job leads some BD migrants to hell in Algeria
Dhaka, Dec 7 – When they left the country for Algeria a few months back with dreams of changing their fate, they all were ecstatic. Now they feel trapped and are living in inhuman conditions in the North African country.
Create scope to address needs of climate migrants: PM Hasina
Madrid, Spain – December 02, 2019 – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday urged the international community to initiate discussions on the creation of an appropriate framework to address the needs of the people who got displaced due to climate…
Migrants, militias and the Mediterranean Sea
By Marco Funk Berlin, Jul 11 2019 (IPS) – When the Italian police recently arrested Carola Rackete, captain of the Sea-Watch 3 search and rescue vessel, the Central Mediterranean Sea suddenly entered the international limelight once again.
Libya tragedy: Why lock up migrants in the first place?
By James Reinl UN, Jul 4 2019 (IPS) – A military strike on a detention centre for migrants in Libya that claimed dozens of lives on Tuesday, Jul. 2 has reignited a debate over the poor treatment of the mainly…
Migrants send record remittance but overall poverty pertains
At the end of this year, migrants will have sent 466 billion dollars to family and friends in their countries of origin. Despite this record amount these remittances have little to no effect on the dire economic state of affairs…
Ecuador tightens entry rules for Venezuelan migrants
Ecuador has brought in new rules to stop Venezuelan migrants entering the country without a passport, leaving many stranded in neighbouring Colombia. Thousands of Venezuelans fleeing their country’s economic and political crisis have been crossing into Ecuador from Colombia using…
Italy shuts ports to migrant rescue ship
A rescue vessel carrying 629 migrants is stranded in the Mediterranean after Italy’s new interior minister refused permission for it to dock. Matteo Salvini, leader of the right-wing League, said Malta should accept the Aquarius but he was rejected. Malta…