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Rohingya in Bangladesh

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More than 600,000 Rohingya have fled violence in Myanmar and moved to Bangladesh. This situation is a challenge to Bangladesh, the country still has to cope with the effects of severe flooding.

Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries of the world: 1,110 inhabitants per square kilometre, this is five times as much as in Germany. The country is currently experiencing an extreme high influx of refugees from Myanmar. On August 25, 2017, violent confrontations happened between Rohingya rebels and the Myanmar police and army. Since that day, more than 600,000 Rohingya have fled violence and moved to Bangladesh.

This situation is a challenge to the country. In addition to the support of the refugees, Bangladesh still has to cope with the effects of severe flooding which happened in the middle of this year. Heavy monsoon rainfalls and the ongoing influx of people have also worsened the situation of the refugees dramatically. To provide aid services to the people, who are often traumatised, is getting more difficult. The challenges for the host country are big.

Rohingya in Bangladesh
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Language

English

Year of publication

2017

Purpose

Background material

Topics

Crisis and desasters Hunger and nutrition security

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Asia