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Launch of Repatriation Studies of Bangladesh, India, and Sri Lanka

Launch of Repatriation Studies of Bangladesh, India, and Sri Lanka

Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA) together with Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU), Centre for Indian Migrant Studies Kerala (CIMS), and Lawyers Beyond Borders Sri Lanka (LBB-SL) conducted three studies to assess the conditions of migrants, the support or services provided, and the repatriation experience, beginning from the time they are still in their CODs, to transit, to the time they arrived back in the COOs and post-repatriation. The pandemic saw a significantly higher number of migrants who needed to return home to COOs because of the conditions generated or exacerbated by COVID-19. Repatriation in this context also went beyond mere transportation and administrative assistance, having other challenges and concerns attached which demanded consideration and addressing – health and safety, job loss, nonpayment of wages, and more.

A Virtual Launch for the three studies was held last 4 October 2020. Findings and recommendations of the three studies were given by Chowdhury Abrar (Executive Director, RMMRU), Akhil CS (Research Lead, CIMS), and Sujeewa Lal Dahanayake (LBB-SL).

Read and access the studies below:

MFA and RRMRU Study on COVID-19 and Experiences of Return of Bangladeshi Migrants from Middle East

An Evaluation of the Repatriation Process of Indian Migrant Workers from GCC countries during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Report on COVID-19 and Sri Lankan Migrants: Analysing the process of repatriation of Sri Lankan migrant workers during the COVID-19 crisis

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MFA is a regional network of non-government organizations (NGOs), associations and trade unions of migrant workers, and individual advocates in Asia who are committed to protect and promote the rights and welfare of migrant workers.

It is guided by a vision of an alternative world system based on respect for human rights and dignity, social justice, and gender equity, particularly for migrant workers.

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