The outbreak of COVID-19, response, and the vulnerabilities of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Md. Fakhrul Alam, Al Amin Rabby, Venkat Pulla

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Abstract

Bangladesh is a developing country in South Asia with a high density of population. The country is currently hosting more than one million Rohingya refugees from neighbouring Myanmar. The outbreak of COVID19 pandemic has seriously affected the country. Obviously, it also has devastating impacts on the Rohingya refugees. By adopting a case study approach under qualitative research design, this study aims to explore and analyze the risks that make the Rohingya refugees vulnerable to COVID19, the ways the pandemic increases their socioeconomic vulnerabilities, the preventive and protective steps and preparedness taken to protect the refugees, and the challenges the humanitarian workers face.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-284
Number of pages26
JournalInternational Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change
Volume14
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2020

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Rohingya refugees
  • response
  • risks
  • vulnerabilities

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