FACTS & FIGURES
The Welfare Association for Repatriated Bangladeshi Employees was founded in 1997. Subsequently, in 2007, it was renamed the Welfare Association for the Rights of Bangladeshi Emigrants, or WARBE for short, and was registered with the NGO Bureau of Bangladesh as WARBE Development Foundation.
Today, WARBE is a grassroots Bangladeshi migrants’ association working in the field of migration and development. WARBE was created by returning migrant workers who saw a need for an organization that could act to protect and strengthen the rights of migrants and their families. Through their continued efforts at the grassroots level, WARBE established themselves as pioneers in the field of migration and development in Bangladesh, while also taking the fight for migrants’ rights to the national, regional and international level.
We are a migrants’ association that excels at adapting our organizational skills to meet the unique and diverse challenges Bangladeshi migrants face at home and abroad. As migration is a dynamic issue WARBE must always be prepared to rise to the occasion and meet these challenges with dynamism of its own; everyday there are new developments in the field of migrants’ rights and thus our organization is constantly evolving. Today, WARBE Development Foundation continues to work towards a Bangladesh – and a world – where all migrants, male or female, regardless of social or economic class, may migrate internally or internationally free from threat of violence or exploitation