Around 16,000 migrant workers have returned to Bangladesh, till mid-June, via special flights since the Covid-19 shutdown began in March
Helpless, jobless and poor migrant returnees will receive financial assistance through district and upazila administrations.
The disaster management and relief ministry gave a directive to deputy commissioners and upazila nirbahi officers on July 1 to this end.
The decision came upon a recommendation from an inter-ministerial meeting presided over by Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Imran Ahmad on April 26.
The cash aid will be given as per the list made by the district manpower and employment office, read a press release issued by the expatriate welfare and overseas employment ministry on Monday.
The returnees and their families who want to get assistance have been asked to contact the manpower and employment office in their respective districts. If there is no such office in a particular district, they can go to the technical training centre.
The expat returnees will get assistance from the social safety net and different other ongoing programmes, the press release added.
Detailed information can be found on the websites of the ministry (www.probashi.gov.bd) and the Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (www.bmet.gov.bd).
According to Brac's Migration Programme, around seven lakh Bangladeshis have returned from different countries from January to March this year. Around two to 2.5 lakh of them are migrant workers.
Around 16,000 have come back till mid-June via special flights since the shutdown period that started in late March.