VOlUME 04 ISSUE 05 MAY 2021
Impact of Covid-19 Lockdown on Socio-Economic Conditions of Semi-Skilled Returnee Migrant Workers of Bangladesh
1Isret Jahan, 2Fahmedur Rahman Himel, 3Dr. Md Nurul Amin
1Master of Development Studies Bangladesh University of Professionals, Mirpur Cantonment, Dhaka 1216, Bangladesh
2BSS in Disaster and Human Security Management, Bangladesh University of Professionals, Mirpur Cantonment, Dhaka 1216,Bangladesh
3Associate Professor, Department of Public Administration, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka 1342, Bangladesh

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The study explores immediate impact of COVID-19 lockdown on socio-economic conditions of the returnee migrants in Bangladesh. Using digital platform the study collects primary data through survey on returnee migrants of Bangladesh, and it follows descriptive mode of analysis. The study finds that the majority of the returnee migrant’s family members are dependent on the remittance. The workers return home because of the shutting down of their income sources due to a prolong period of lockdown. After returning home many returnee migrants get harassed by their neighbour and have problems in receiving healthcare services and maintain quarantine. Most of the returnee workers spend their savings to survive during lockdown. After four month of lockdown, the returnee migrants who think about remigration and re-join their previous job, they face several challenges like financial problem, visa renewing, job contract renewing, unavailability of plane tickets, and getting corona negative certificate.


Returnee migrants, semi-skilled workers, COVID-19 lockdown, migrant workers, socio-economic impact, remigration, Bangladesh


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