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Huge fire sweeps off Rohingya refugee camps in Southern Bangladesh

Huge fire sweeps off Rohingya refugee camps in Southern Bangladesh

Rohingya refugee camps: Thursday morning Rohingya refugees living in camps in Southern Bangladesh woke up to a catastrophic scene of their homes being destroyed by massive fire. The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) shared that…

Migrant workers
How Middle East Has Blood Of Bangladeshi Women Migrant Workers On Its Hands

How Middle East Has Blood Of Bangladeshi Women Migrant Workers On Its Hands

Migrant workers from Bangladesh have had a harrowing time post pandemic. The ordeal for survival was unbearable at the hands of unregulated recruiting agencies. Lack of coordination between state bodies blamed had added to the…

Migrant workers
Asia-Pacific garment supply chain swells due to pandemic

Asia-Pacific garment supply chain swells due to pandemic

The Coronavirus pandemic has struck the Asia-Pacific region’s garment sector very hard. The virus came like a perfect storm for the industry, and it caused a blow to demand and supply. A great many garment…

Migrant workers
Nagaland Moves Towards Self Sufficiency To Support Returning Migrants

Nagaland Moves Towards Self Sufficiency To Support Returning Migrants

As most countries that have received back their migrant ones, Nagaland is also trying to find ways of creating employment for their lot. Towards this, Nagaland has launched a livelihood generation scheme for the returning…

Migrant workers
Bangladesh Migrant Workers To Go Back To Kingdom To Resume Work Soon

Bangladesh Migrant Workers To Go Back To Kingdom To Resume Work Soon

Migrant workers in Bangladesh have taken a sigh of relief as they have been heard and given solutions to their plights. Talking to the Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Imran Ahmad, workers expressed their…

Human rights
Why Is Lebanon Ignoring Its Migrant Population?

Why Is Lebanon Ignoring Its Migrant Population?

Migrant workers are facing a tough time keeping their heads above water in Lebanon. The lockdown situation along with the recent blast in Beirut has made their eviction an inevitable consequence. The blast has apparently…

Labour rights
International retail industries fail to protect garment workers’ rights in Asia

International retail industries fail to protect garment workers’ rights in Asia

In Asia, millions of garment workers have lost their jobs since coronavirus lockdowns hit the global retail industry. Big brands like Primark, Zara, and H&M are failing to protect their garment workers’ rights, says the…

Migrant workers
Singapore Neglects Migrant Workers In Covid-19 Times

Singapore Neglects Migrant Workers In Covid-19 Times

Thousands of low paid migrant workers in Singapore are now reportedly suffering from mental health issues.  Most of them have been confined to dormitories with low levels of sanitization and airing facilities. There has been…

Migrant workers
Developing countries face sharp drop in remittances from migrant workers

Developing countries face sharp drop in remittances from migrant workers

Coronavirus pandemic has triggered an unprecedented socio-economic impact around the globe and hundreds-of-thousands of migrant workers are at the receiving end of the crisis. From Asia to Africa, migrants working overseas, particularly in developing countries,…

Labour rights
Bangladesh ranks among worst countries to work in due to meagre labour rights

Bangladesh ranks among worst countries to work in due to meagre labour rights

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has ranked Bangladesh among the 10 worst countries to work in where there is absolutely no guarantee of labour rights, for fourth consecutive year since 2017. The Global Rights…