Watching people go abroad had grown Shahnaz Khaton’s hope for a better life in other countries. After convincing her worried family, she managed to go through a middle man who cost her a fortune for a passport and training in Dhaka.
Sathy Khaton left Bangladesh for Jordan with big dreams. She was promised with domestic aide’s job in Jordan, something that she always dreamt about. First few days were full of excitement. But as time went by, things started to change.
“We were guarded by an armed convoy carrying AK-47s. It was nothing short of a Hollywood movie!” Ershad Mia said as he shared his experience with IOM. The sigh of disbelief was visible on his face even after 3 years.
Mamunur Rashid and his family members were lured by a middleman living in his area to send him off to Malaysia. They were promised that Mamun would end up with a secured job and descent salary. Considering their economic conditions, Mamun and his family saw this as a great opportunity.
Roman was kidnapped by human traffickers and just barely escaped with his life. With support, he is now rebuilding his life and is also co-owner of a social business that sells fast food by the beach.
Alam suffered horrible torture aboard a ship on the Andaman Sea for many months before being rescued. Now he has opened a tea stall in his village and is rebuilding his emotional and financial strength so he can provide for his son.
Adesho had been working since he was a child and thought overseas employment would help him break out of the poverty trap.
Janeh was fifteen years old, studying in class 9 at a government school in Cox Bazar. He was a Quran hafiz and a very beautiful child, the apple of his parents’ eyes.
Cox’s Bazar – If Morisha’s family had waited a matter of minutes before bringing her to the UN Migration Agency(IOM)’s health post in the Balukhali makeshift settlement, she would be dead. Full term, in her first pregnancy, the 20-year-old started
Dhaka — When a bullet tore into Jafor Alom’s forearm, he did what anyone would do — he ran for his life. Bleeding heavily and fearing further worse attacks, he kept going until he reached Bangladesh with his family. “I came here to save