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The Rohingya Exodus: Issues and Implications for Stability, Security and Peace in South Asia

Principal Investigator: Professor Peter Sammonds, Director, UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction
Co- Applicants: Dr Bayes Ahmed, Research Associate, University College London; Md. Touhidul Islam, Chairman of the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Dhaka; Fahima Durrat, Assistant Professor, University of Dhaka; Mohammad Bulbul Ashraf Siddiqi, Assistant Professor, North South University, Dhaka; Anurug Chakma, Lecturer, University of Dhaka; Obayedul Hoque Patwary, Assistant Professor, University of Dhaka  

Abstract:
Given the recent Rohingya exodus to Bangladesh, this research aims to study the overall implications of this exodus for regional stability, security and peace. In so doing, this research also intends to understand causes and drivers of identity-based politics associated to Rohingya population in Myanmar. This study, which employs a mixed method approach including a survey, a number of key informant interviews and several short case studies of persecution, also wants to understand complex issues of management of large exodus of refugees in Bangladesh and how best to address them in the longer-term. This project intends to contribute to policy making related to management of the Rohingya refugee crisis at local, regional and international levels with a view to help in their repatriation process.

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