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10 bodies of migrant workers arrive daily

New Age, Bangladesh, 18 April 2022 - Bangladesh receives an average of 10 bodies of migrant workers a day from about 160 countries across the world this year as the country has brought 1,053 bodies home until April 10.

Wage Earners’ Welfare Board data showed that Bangladesh, one of the top 10 labour sending countries, brought back 971 bodies in the past three months between January and March and 82 bodies in the first 10 days of April.

The founding chair of the Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit, Tasneem Siddiqui, told New Age that the actual number of deceased workers would be much higher than the WEWB data.

She said that most of the victims were between 30 and 35 and was the sole bread earner of their family.

‘Undoubtedly these are untimely the death of working people. So, the government should find out the cause of their death and take action to mitigate it,’ she said.

WEWB director Arif Ahmed Khan said that they kept the statistics of only registered migrants while many Bangladeshis went abroad undocumented.

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Source: https://www.newagebd.net/article/168448/10-bodies-of-migrant-workers-arrive-daily

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