Welcome to CIMS

The Centre for Indian Migrant Studies is a non-governmental organization that aims to safeguard the rights of migrant workers. The Kerala-based organization began its operations in 2006 with the objective of ‘tracing missing migrants’ using visual media and its strong voluntary-based Indian diaspora network. CIMS facilitates the return and rehabilitation of ‘migrants in distress’ in general and missing migrants in particular. Currently, CIMS is a key actor in the international labour migration discourse in India. The activities range from advocacy and lobbying to cutting-edge research in the field of cross-border labour mobility. As the coordinating partner of the Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA) in India, CIMS expands its activities to regional and international platforms. The organization collaborates with several United Nations agencies, international and national NGOs, reputed academic institutions and most importantly with governments.

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Tracing Missing Migrants

K Jayaprakash

Place :Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Missing From : UAE

Event Titl :

Date of Telecast : 30-01-2020

Episode Number : 973 B

Occupation :

Event Result :


Place :Malappuram, Kerala

Missing From : Sri Lanka

Event Titl : Purposefully hiding

Date of Telecast : 30-01-2020

Episode Number : 973 A

Occupation :

Event Result : Purposefully hiding


Place :Kannur, kerala

Missing From : Bahrain

Event Titl : Imprisoned in Jail

Date of Telecast : 23-01-2020

Episode Number : 972

Occupation : Driver

Event Result : Imprisoned in Jail

Our Campaigns

Justice for Wage Theft Campaig

During the COVID-19 pandemic, CIMS campaigned against non-payment of wages of
migrant workers. As a partner of Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA) who initiate

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