The forced exile of Rohingyas into Bangladesh: Economic and nutritional outcomes and future policy options

THE FORCED EXILE OF ROHINGYAS INTO BANGLADESH: ECONOMIC AND NUTRITIONAL OUTCOMES AND FUTURE POLICY OPTIONS

IFPRI Policy Seminar
July 10, 2019 - 12:15 PM EDT

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.

Introduction
  • Paul Dorosh, Director of Development Strategy and Governance Division, IFPRI
Speakers
  • Ruth Vargas Hill, Lead Economist, Poverty and Equity Global Practice, The World Bank Group
  • John Hoddinott, H.E. Babcock Professor of Food and Nutrition Economics and Policy, Cornell University; Non-resident Fellow, IFPRI
  • Cindy Huang, Senior Policy Fellow, Center for Global Development
  • Mohammad Yunus, Senior Research Fellow, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (video message)
Moderator
  • Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Director of Communications and Public Affairs & Chief of Staff in the Director General's Office, IFPRI
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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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