Will Their Lives Get Any Better?
The 21st century has been described as the era where migration has been proved to become second nature to man, being termed as the 'Age of Migration'. Not only individuals, but also countries now enjoy financial, structural and social benefits from migration as sending, receiving and transit countries. Migration has contributed largely to the economic development of both home and the host countries. It has led to the positive transfer of skills, knowledge, creating channels for the developing countries to link out with the rest of the world. For Bangladesh remittances earned by migrant workers account for a major chunk of foreign currency reserves boosting the economy and contributing to the country's overall development. Yet the travails of migrant workers are many, starting from the financial burden of agency fees to poor working conditions to unfriendly policies that make their lives harder than it should be.
Cover Photo: Zahedul I Khan
Cover Design: Manan Murshed
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