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.
"I was forced to return to Bangladesh from France in 2017 as I was an irregular migrant and did not have a legal work permit.
"I am grateful for the counselling assistance that has helped me become more self-assured and confident.
On the occasion of International Migrants Day 2020, IOM Bangladesh organized a virtual concert titled ‘Concert for Migrants’ 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.
The Bdeshjaatra is a digital information platform can be accessed by both webpage (https://bdeshjaatra.com/) and Android App on Google Play Store (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bdjobs.bideshjatra&hl=en) designed especially for migrants and their families in Bangla
As the humanitarian community scales up its COVID-19 health response in the Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh - repurposing existing health care centres and building new Severe Acute Respiratory Infection Isolation and Treatment Facilities (SARI ITCs) – increased efforts to dispel rumors and misinformation are crucial to ensure that available services are used by the local community.
IOM and ARUP invite participants – children and adults - to explore the bamboo architecture of the Rohingya camps through simple model making. Participants are invited to share their completed models on Instagram; the outputs will be shared with children in the camps to inspire their own model making.
Bamboo is an incredibly powerful material, and it is used for almost everything in the camps; almost 30 million pieces of bamboo have been used since the Rohingya fled Myanmar in August 2017.