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New Cultural Memory Centre Ensures Continuity of Rohingya Heritage

Cox’s Bazar – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Rohingya community have jointly launched the ...

Largest Rohingya Group to Arrive in Indonesia Since 2015 Receives Support in North Aceh

North Aceh, Indonesia – After more than seven months stranded at sea under increasingly dire conditions, the largest group of Rohingya refugees to arrive in Indonesia since the...

Three Years Later, Rohingya Refugee Resiliency Anchors Humanitarian Response and Accountability

Cox’s Bazar - August 25 marks three years since hundreds of thousands of Rohingya men, women, boys and girls sought safety in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, after they were forcibly...

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Combating human trafficking: all stakeholders must join hands together

The ongoing pandemic coupled with restrictions to mobility and movements mainly imposed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 have had diverse impacts on people’s vulnerability to human trafficking, i...

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Rohingya Refugees and Host Community Members Produce Over 1 Million Masks in Cox’s Bazar

Cox’s Bazar – After the breakout of COVID-19, IOM was one of the first agencies to start producing reusable cloth masks in Cox’s Bazar through its livelihood programme. To date, Rohingya refugees and host community members engaged in the programme have produced over one million masks which IOM teams distributed to beneficiaries and partners.

Concert for Migrants at A Glance

To celebrate International Migrants Day 2020, a virtual concert titled ‘Concert for Migrants’ was organized on 18 December 2020. Featuring popular singers from home and abroad, the concert has reached more than 3.3 million people in more than 30 countries worldwide. In between performing a range of popular songs, the celebrities spoke on the importance of informed migration decisions contributing to regular, safe, and orderly migration, sustainable reintegration as well as migration governance.

Media Coverage of 'Migration Media Award 2019'

This year on 24 December, 13 journalists and one media organization received the prestigious Migration Media Award for their outstanding contribution in 2019 to the migration sector through their contributions made in the form of news updates, articles, and other initiatives. Imran Ahmed MP, Minister of the Ministry of Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment (MoEWOE) handed over the awards to the winners at the award ceremony held at BRAC Center Inn. Mr. Maurizio Cian, Head of Cooperation, Delegation of the European Union to Bangladesh, Giorgi Gigauri, Chief of Mission, IOM Bangladesh, and Asif Saleh, Executive Director of BRAC were present at this event. The Migration Media Award was presented under the European Union funded ‘Bangladesh: Sustainable Reintegration and Improved Migration Governance (Prottasha)’ project, which is implemented by IOM in partnership with BRAC led by the Government of Bangladesh.