7/16/2020 Migrant workers coming home: To what? | The Daily Star Thursday, July 16, 2020 YOUR RIGHT TO KNOW Home  Opinion 12:00 AM, June 30, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:07 PM, July 01, 2020 STAR FORUM Migrant workers coming home: To what? 148 Shares  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 https://www.thedailystar.net/opinion/news/migrant-workers-coming-home-what-1922477 1/14

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