Policy seminar: Rohingyas displaced to Bangladesh face an uncertain future

In 2017, more than 600,000 Rohingya people fled violence in Myanmar and crossed into southeastern Bangladesh, joining 200,000 to 400,000 other forcibly displaced Rohingya already there. None are officially recognized as refugees.

In Oct. 2018, researchers from IFPRI and the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) conducted a household survey of Rohingyas and neighboring host communities on incomes, employment, food security, and nutrition—finding that while a potential humanitarian disaster had been averted, Rohingya in Bangladesh face grim long-term prospects. A July 10 IFPRI policy seminar explored these issues.

Photo: Maggie Moore/USAID