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Fading Humanitarianism: The Dangerous Trajectory of the Rohingya Refugee Response in Bangladesh

 Category: Reports  Publisher: Refugees International  Published: 27 May 2021  Tags: BangladeshRohingyaRohingya Refugees |  Download


The coup and deteriorating conditions in Myanmar will rightfully remain the focus of international attention on the region. But this does not mean that the dangerous trajectory of Bangladeshi policies toward Rohingya refugees can be ignored. Indeed, the tragedy in Myanmar and threat of further displacement and human suffering underscore the importance of Myanmar’s neighbors showing solidarity and compassion to those who have fled the Myanmar military’s abuses. Bangladesh has been at the forefront of providing refuge. With the support and encouragement of international donors and humanitarian actors, it can and must maintain that welcome and turn back from the dangerous trajectory toward which it is currently heading.