Publication Type: Media
Countries: Bangladesh Myanmar
Authors: Nasir Uddin
Funders: AHRC GCRF

Myanmar’s military crackdown in 2017 triggered more than 700,000 Rohingya people to flee Rakhine state for Bangladesh. The governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar agreed a rapid repatriation process early on, but this met with international opposition as well as resistance by the Rohingya currently in refugee camps. So, the prospect of Cox’s Bazar becoming a permanent home for these refugees has increased. In this article, Uddin outlines the challenges arising from a failure to alter the repatriation deal.