More than 600,000 Rohingya people fled violence in Myanmar in 2017 and crossed into southeastern Bangladesh, joining 200,000 to 400,000 other forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals.
This seminar will include analysis of incomes, employment, food security, and nutrition based on a household survey conducted in camps housing Rohingyas and in neighboring host communities. Model simulations of potential effects of this population influx on the local economy will also be presented. Panelists will discuss future policy options.
This research was jointly funded by the World Food Programme (WFP) and by the CGIAR Research Program of Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) led by IFPRI.
The Rohingya: Displacement, deprivation, and policy (brief)
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Banner photo: A group of Rohingya refugees walk to the nearest registration and aid distribution centre in the coastal village of Shamlapur on the Cox’s Bazar peninsula. The boat they had travelled in capsized in shallow water as they landed, leaving them wet and without many of their possessions. Credit: Patrick Brown/Panos
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The presentation will highlight actions crucial for Myanmar’s economic recovery and the support of remittance-receiving households.
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