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The 2017 Rohingya Influx into Bangladesh and Its Implications for the Host Communities

Islam, MT; Ahmed, B; Sammonds, P; Chakma, A; Patwary, OH; Durrat, F; Alam, MS; (2022) The 2017 Rohingya Influx into Bangladesh and Its Implications for the Host Communities. Asian Journal of Peacebuilding , 10 (2) pp. 487-512. 10.18588/202211.00a294. Green open access

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Abstract

We addressed the research question, how does the host community perceive the effects of Rohingya influx to Bangladesh, from their perspectives using a questionnaire survey, key informant interviews, and focus group discussions. Bangladesh sheltered over a million Rohingyas, fleeing genocide and serious crimes against humanity, on humanitarian grounds. The local people welcomed them and offered direct support and assistance. Our findings suggest that their immediate sympathy for Rohingyas faded over time due to various factors. An overwhelming majority perceived the Rohingyas as pressure on their land and resources and being deprived on numerous grounds outweighed the disproportionate economic incentives of the influx. The findings offer fresh insights into the challenges of hosting refugees in the local communities because of the diverse impacts of forced displacement.

Type: Article
Title: The 2017 Rohingya Influx into Bangladesh and Its Implications for the Host Communities
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.18588/202211.00a294
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.18588/202211.00a294
Language: English
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Inst for Risk and Disaster Reduction
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10164714
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