Remittance hits 41-month low

$1.34 billion came in September, lowest since April of 2020

1d ago

First migrants in a week land on Italy's Lampedusa

38 migrants from Bangladesh arrived after their nine-metre boat was picked up off the coast by Italian authorities, Ansa said.

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Experts’ opinions sought to know causes of falling remittances

The Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal today sought innovative suggestions from economists and sector experts to identify the reasons why inward remittance flow is not growing to the expected level, despite massive manpower exports and many students staying back and working abroad

6d ago

LABOUR MIGRATION LAW / Discuss regularisation of middlemen

Stakeholders in the labour migration sector should discuss the regularisation of sub-agents or middlemen under the newly enacted Overseas Employment and Migrants (Amendment) Act, 2023, said Anisul Islam Mahmud, chairperson of the parliamentary committee on expatriates' welfare ministry, today

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Kidnapped, tortured abroad: PBI arrests 8

Moslem Molla, 30, of Dhaka's Nawabganj area, went to Iraq for work back in 2016, hoping to make himself a fortune. While living there, he met another Bangladeshi called Selim Mia in 2021. Selim enticed Moslem with dreams of a better job, but then handed him over to a gang of kidnappers

Rescue ship saves 438 migrants in Mediterranean: NGO

Rescue ship Ocean Viking has saved 438 migrants in distress in the Mediterranean over the last two days, the organisation that runs it, SOS Mediterranee, said on Friday

Migrants in KSA: They can take families for 3-month visits

From now on Bangladeshi citizens with transit visa will be able to stay four days in Saudi Arabia and perform umrah and migrants living there would be able to take their families to the kingdom for three months’ stay.

Migrant boat capsize: Body of a Bangladeshi recovered

The body of one of the eight Bangladeshi migrants feared missing after a boat from Italy to Libya capsized in the Mediterranean has been found while two others are believed to be alive, their family members said.

Migration isn’t among govt’s ‘priority’ sectors: JP MP

The government does not want to accept the country's labour migration and remittance sector as a 'priority' sector, Barrister Shameem Haider Patwary, chairperson of Bangladesh Parliamentarians' Caucus on Migration and Development, said today

Malaysia detains 250 Bangladeshi migrant workers

Immigration officers in Malaysia rounded up 252 undocumented Bangladeshi migrant workers during a raid today, according to a report of Free Malaysia Today, an online news portal

Japan emerges as lucrative labour market

With numerous job opportunities and the scope to earn a decent living, Japan has emerged as a lucrative labour market for skilled Bangladeshi migrant workers.

Migrant workers sent home $21.61 billion in FY23

Migrant workers sent $21.61 billion to Bangladesh in the just-concluded fiscal year as remittance rebounded on the back of higher flow on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha and a record outflow of labourers, official figures showed yesterday

In a first, UK hires seasonal farm workers from Bangladesh

Bangladesh for the first time has sent seasonal farm workers to the UK under its Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme

Address social cost of migration on left-behind family members

Speakers at a dissemination workshop today said the social cost borne by elderly parents of migrant workers is an under-addressed area in the country’s labour migration discourse, stressing adequate government measures to this end

Forex reserves cross $30 billion

Thanks to higher inflow of remittances for Eid-ul-Azha

Italy to take skilled workers from Bangladesh

Italy has agreed to take skilled workers from Bangladesh under a bilateral migration and mobility arrangement, particularly for Italian construction, shipbuilding and hospitality sectors.

Workers in Maldives: 47pc don’t get promised wages

Around 47 percent Bangladeshi migrant workers in the Maldives do not receive the wages promised to them, according to a recent study.

Only 53% Bangladeshi workers in Maldives receive promised wage: Study

Only 53 percent of the Bangladeshi migrant workers in Maldives receive promised wage and their average monthly income is Tk 35,147..The information was revealed in a new study by the Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU).