Fact-finding Report on Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh
20 June 2018 2:51 pm
In the face of a new wave of violence that included genocidal killings by security forces in Myanmar’s Rakhine (formerly Arakan) State since 24 August 2017, some 671,000 Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh from their villages and townships as of April 2018. They are now living in refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, together with another 200,000 or so Rohingya refugees who crossed the border into Bangladesh over the past many decades when successive waves of violence broke out.
In this context, FORUM-ASIA and its members in Bangladesh – Ain O Salish Kendra (ASK), Madaripur Legal Aid Association (MLAA), Odhikar, Resource Integration Centre (RIC) and Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU) – organised a fact-finding mission on 24-29 March 2018 to collect first-hand information about the human rights and humanitarian situation in refugee camps housing the Rohingyas in various camps in Cox’s Bazar of Bangladesh, and measures taken to respond to the situation by various actors.
This report details the findings made by the mission.
To download the full report, click here.