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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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Rohingya Arts and Culture Exhibition Starts in Dhaka

Dhaka and Cox’s Bazar -The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Center for Peace Studies (CPS) of the South Asian Institute of Policy and Governance (SIPG) of Nor...

Vulnerable Bangladeshi Migrants Return Home from Lebanon, Many More Remain Stranded and Need Assistance

A group of 18 Bangladeshi migrants who had been stranded in Lebanon arrived in Dhaka today (3 September) from Beirut, after the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in close coordination...

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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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.

Concert for Migrants at A Glance

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.

Virtual Launch of BdeshJaatra: the self-sustainable online support platform for migrants

The Bdeshjaatra is a digital information platform can be accessed by both webpage ( and Android App on Google Play Store ( designed especially for migrants and their families in Bangla

IOM-Organized ITC Visits aim to Improve Rohingya Attitudes on COVID-19 Healthcare

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.

Drinking straws and toothpicks: Bamboo Architecture in the Rohingya Refugee Camps

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.