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Representational image of Bangladeshi migrant workers in Malaysia. Photo: Reuters

The Covid-19 pandemic is pushing our migrant workers across the globe into
unimaginable vulnerabilities. Without a regular income to sustain them in a foreign
land, many have no savings to fall back on and are on the brink of starvation. Some
have been arbitrarily detained and are languishing in jails in the Gulf countries in
deplorable conditions. Tens of thousands of workers have already been sent back to
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