Migrant Crisis

One million people displaced due to violence in Burkina Faso amid pandemic

More than 450,000 people were newly displaced in 2020, with 184 attacks against civilians recorded according to new figures

published on : 18th August 2020

Union minister slams Gehlot govt over deaths of 11 Hindu migrants from Pakistan

Eleven members of a Hindu migrant family from Pakistan and belonging to the Bhil community were found dead at a farm in Rajasthan's Jodhpur district on Sunday.

published on : 9th August 2020

Telangana government mulls automation to solve labour crisis after lockdown migration

Automation, is a labour-saving technology by which a process is performed with minimal human assistance.

published on : 2nd August 2020

COVID-19: Returning to earlier jobs, but it’s a trickle for migrant workers amid pandemic outbreak

The workers say they have no choice but to return as government subsidies at their home states are not enough to sustain them any longer. 

published on : 23rd July 2020

Karnataka helpline for Migrant workers not working, say NGOs

The BBMP helpline number that was publicized recently was totally inadequate and was non-responsive, said 'Bangalore for Migrants.'

published on : 20th June 2020

32 districts in Bihar, with 24 lakh migrants, to come under 'Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan'

According to official sources, 12 different departments and ministries would work in a coordinated way to ensure employment opportunities to the needy migrant-labourers as per their skill set. 

published on : 19th June 2020

Amitabh Bachchan arranges for four flights to take 700 migrants from Mumbai to UP

The flights were "organised" on Bachchan's directive by his close aide Rajesh Yadav, managing director of his home production company AB Corp Ltd.

published on : 10th June 2020

Centre-state coordination gap led to migrant crisis: Social activist Medha Patkar

Talking to reporters in Maharashtra's Pune district on Tuesday, she said the central government did not make the required arrangements for food and transportation of migrant labourers.

published on : 10th June 2020

Uttarakhand MGNREGA: 11.26 lakh registered, only 22,000 get 100-days employment

On average, only 42-days of work was provided to the registered card-holders across the state. 

published on : 6th June 2020

Unskilled workers make major chunk of migrants mapped in UP

So far, around 30 lakh migrant workers have returned to the state and the process of mapping is still going on.

published on : 3rd June 2020

Bihar govt distributing condoms, contraceptive pills to migrant workers post-quarantine

According to a rough estimate, more than 2 lakhs of family planning kits have been distributed among the migrant labourers so far.

published on : 2nd June 2020

Cong slams Centre on migrant crisis

There is a political conspiracy behind not allowing the event on June 7, Shivakumar said.  

published on : 2nd June 2020

Sleepless at Sydenhams: Language barrier turns nightmare for migrants stuck in Chennai

"We have been walking up and down this road for hours. They keep telling us to leave but we don’t know where we are supposed to go,” says one of the migrants.

published on : 1st June 2020

Tamil Nadu sends back nearly 3 lakh migrants by trains, 1 lakh more await travel home

The remaining migrants could be sent home by trains -- or buses if needed -- over the coming week.

published on : 1st June 2020

Jharkhand CM seeks help from industries, corporates to bring back migrants

The government had recently flown 180 migrants from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands by a state-sponsored chartered plane, while 60 were brought from Leh by another special flight.

published on : 1st June 2020
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