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Don't push back Rohingyas

Posted by jaypee 79 days ago Bangladesh
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The United States yesterday urged Dhaka to allow Rohingyas if they escape from violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state and permit non-government organisations to provide humanitarian assistance in two refugee camps in Cox's Bazar.

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Crackdown against Illegal Workers

Posted by jacobo 79 days ago Bangladesh
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Five more Bangladeshi workers were detained by Malaysian police in the last two days in an ongoing crackdown against illegal foreign expatriates.

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Overseas Pakistanis send $55.01b in five years

Posted by jacobo 80 days ago Pakistan
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Monday, February 03, 2014 - Islamabad—The overseas Pakistan had sent US $ 55.01 billion from the financial year 2008-09 to 2012-13, said Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development.

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Bangladeshi remittances dip for sixth month in a row

Posted by jacobo 80 days ago Bangladesh
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Feb 3 (Reuters) - The amount of money sent home by Bangladeshis working overseas dropped 5.8 percent to $1.25 billion in January from a year earlier, the central bank said on Monday, slipping for the sixth straight month.

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Sponsors can't withhold passports of SL workersSaudi Arabia

Posted by jaypee 82 days ago Sri Lanka
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Sri Lankan household workers will no longer be required to surrender passports to their sponsors, according to a new agreement signed between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka.

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Migrants in lurch as embassy staff overworked

Posted by jaypee 84 days ago Nepal
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In the face of an intensive crackdown on illegal migrant workers in Malaysia and Saudi Arabia and an ever increasing number of passport seekers, Nepal’s missions in major labour destinations are in desperate need of additional staffers to handle an ‘unprecedented crisis’. The understaffed embassies say they cannot cope with the current workl

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Airlines reduce fares, migrant workers most benefitted

Posted by jaypee 87 days ago Bangladesh
http://www.thefinancialexpress-bd.com —

Bangladeshi passengers, largely overseas workers, are being benefited as most of the Dhaka-based airlines have reduced airfares by about 20 to 25 per cent due mainly to sluggish market.

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‘Discriminatory’ law denies migrants compensation

Posted by jaypee 87 days ago Nepal
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KATHMANDU/MALAYSIA, JAN 27 - Out of more than 2,000 Nepali migrant workers, who died while at work in Malaysia in the past 10 years, the families of only 20 percent were provided with compensation and insurance returns by their employers.

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