Latest News on Migration

  • National Consultation on Bangladesh’s migration policy priorities

    Dhaka– High-level government officials and civil society representatives from Bangladesh gathered in Dhaka today for a National Consultation on how to ensure the global debate on the future of migration governance reflects Bangladesh’s interests, in particul

  • The UN Migration Agency serving Bangladesh for 20 years

    Dhaka – “Migration is a fundamental driver of development in Bangladesh.

  • Reintegrate Returnee Migrants through Skills Training

    “Migrants returning to Bangladesh should develop skills and businesses to reintegrate in the local community. These brave men and women should warn others of the dangers of migration through irregular channels,” says Meherpara Union Chairman.

  • Act now before it’s too late

    We need to do more to manage the climate change effects that change lives

  • KS Relief Shelter kits reach 880 Rohingya refugees in just two months

    EIGHT families, newly arrived from Myanmar, became on February 1 the final Rohingya refugees to receive a shelter kit from KS Relief’s initial shelter support program in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

    In total KS Relief has now, in conjunction with the UN Migration Agency IOM, supported 880 people over the past two months with vital shelter materials.

    The tarpaulins and other supplies, including ropes and bamboo, ensure the refugees have protection from the worst of the elements.

  • Six Months on, IOM Praises Joint Efforts, but Warns of New Challenges for Rohingya Response

    Cox’s Bazar – It will be six months, this Sunday (25/02), since almost 700,000 Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar started arriving in Bangladesh.

    In one of the world’s biggest forced migrations in recent years, around half a million people crossed the border in just two months after 25 August. Early images of tens of thousands of frightened and exhausted families filing through muddy paddy fields or crammed into rickety boats during their flight shocked the world.

  • To foreign shores

    What is the true cost of migration?

    Migrant workers send remittances of $12-15 billion to Bangladesh annually, reducing poverty and improving the welfare of labour-sending households and communities. Acknowledging the importance of labour migration, the government of Bangladesh has undertaken legislative and administrative measures to better serve migrants and to help them harness the gains from their work.