A group of 18 stranded Bangladeshi migrants returned home from Lebanon on Friday.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), in close coordination with the governments of Bangladesh and Lebanon, facilitated their return. The group reached Dhaka this morning.
Prior to their departure, the migrants underwent a mandatory health check-up, including a RT-PCR test, in Lebanon. They were offered pre-departure transportation assistance and counselling services, and also screened for underlying protection vulnerabilities by IOM in Lebanon.
The Bangladeshi migrants were also provided with post-arrival reception assistance in this country and will also receive reintegration support.