7/12/2020 Video Home 16,000 migrants back home, 1,106 lost lives abroad - Back Page - observerbd.com Gallery ePaper Archive Bangla Back Page Ads byshow We'll try to Adnot closed by that ad again Why this ad? Get 50% Off Kare-Kare Stop seeing this ad CATEGORY Central Delivery Have more than Kare-Kare at 50% Off! Order this salosalo at www.centraldelivery.ph Corona Pandemic 16,000 migrants back home, 1,106 lost lives abroad Published : Tuesday, 23 June, 2020 at 12:00 AM Count : 205 Staff Correspondent At least 16,000 Bangladeshis have returned home from different countries due to the global impact of Covid 19. Meanwhile, a total of 1,106 expatriate Bangladeshis have so far died of coronavirus in different countries. Of the returnees, around 75 percent (three-quarters) were picked up from public places, detained and forcibly returned while one tenth has returned voluntarily (mostly from Malaysia) and the rest came on leave or employers sponsored return for security (mostly from Malaysia), according to a study report. The report was tabled at an e-symposium titled 'The other face of globalization: Arbitrary Return of Bangladeshi Migrants and their unpaid dues' held in Dhaka on Monday. A research body, the Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU) organized the esymposium on Covid 19 and Migration. Founding chair of RMMRU and Dhaka University Professor Dr Tasneem Siddiqui presented the study report while its Executive Director Prof Dr CR Abrar moderated the programme. According to the study report, around 26 percent of the returnees don't have any outstanding payment while 74 percent left behind a significant amount of resource in destination countries. A substantial majority of that was unpaid wages. In addition, cases were reported in which migrant lost https://www.observerbd.com/news.php?id=261937&fbclid=IwAR2Yoed3c6NAz6CIfweihfrkM80-QZwzVa6etZ5eU0dETpjVfohwlAPJMAY 1/5

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