Latest News on Migration

  • 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 North South University (NSU) have organized a weeklong exhibition of 100 cultural objects and artworks representing key aspects of Rohingya memory, experience, and aspiration from this September 19 to September 25.

    An inaugural ceremony of the exhibition was held on 19 September at NSU where the collection is being displayed.

  • 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 with the Governments of Bangladesh and Lebanon, facilitated their return.

  • 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, including migrants from and to Bangladesh, which makes the World Day against Trafficking in Persons 2021 particularly important.

    This year’s theme of the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, "Victims’ Voices Lead the Way" puts victims of human trafficking at the center of the campaign and highlights the importance of listening to and learning from survivors of human trafficking.

  • The Government of Bangladesh and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) join hands to promote and strengthen ethical recruitment in Bangladesh

    The Government of Bangladesh (GoB) has approved a project of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) supporting the promotion and strengthening of the ethical recruitment system in the country ensuing rights of migrant workers.  

  • First-ever digital data platform for improved reintegration of returning migrants

    The Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment (MoEWOE) with the support of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) launched a digital platform, Returning Migrants Management of Information Systems (ReMiMIS), to collect, analyze, and store data of returning migrants to Bangladesh.

  • ‘Concert for Migrants’ - a virtual celebration for International Migrants Day 2020

    17 December 2020, Dhaka – The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Agency for Migration, will host the Concert for Migrants virtually to celebrate International Migrants Day (IMD) on 18 December 2020.

  • 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.

  • BdeshJaatra – Migration information platform launched for migrants and their communities

    The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Agency for Migration, under the EU funded project “Bangladesh: Sustainable Reintegration and Improved Migration Governance (Prottasha)”, launched an online information platform, BdeshJaatra, that provides information on safe migration, sustainable reintegration, and remittances management for aspirant migrants, returnees, and their families.

  • Bangladeshi Migrants, Including Mizdah Attack Survivors, Return Home

    Dhaka – This week (30/09), 164 migrants arrived home on a Voluntary Humanitarian Return (VHR) flight from Libya. Aboard the charter, which landed at Dhaka’s Hazarat Shajalal International Airport (HSIA), were nine survivors of the tragic shooting in the Libyan town of Mizdah, where on 27 May, 30 migrants—including 26 Bangladeshis—were shot and killed in a smuggling warehouse. With those survivors were other vulnerable migrants, including 39 people with medical conditions.

  • IOM reports that 70 per cent of returning migrants to Bangladesh struggle to find employment

    According to a study on return migrants in 12 districts in Bangladesh, approximately 70 per cent of surveyed migrants who returned from abroad between February and June 2020, are unemployed.