Abstract: Bangladeshis leave behind a legacy of being migrants. They have been mobile in the Indian sub-continent for centuries. Qatar has been their second largest destination in the GCC countries. Availability of low paid workers, semi-skilled and skilled workers cheaper than any other countries resulted in the huge inflow of migrant workers to GCC countries. Each year, more than 400, 000 workers leave the Bangladesh for overseas employment. Problems faced by Bangladeshi migrants include: high fees for migration charged by recruitment agencies, especially for low skilled jobs; low wages, lack of information on migration opportunities and risks; discrimination, exploitation and abuse while overseas; and insufficient services to protect the rights of workers.
Keywords: Labour Migration in GCC, Ethical Recruitment, GCC, Bangladesh Labour Market