The most recent chapter in a decades-long series of Rohingya refugee crises, which erupted in August 2017, has reignited discussion over the policies and legal structures, or lack thereof, to protect the rights of refugees and asylum seekers in Asia. Policy and binding legal frameworks are essential means of protecting the rights of forced migrants.
“HOW MANY TIMES THEY WILL LIVE AS NOMADS? THEIR REPATRIATION IS MOST NEEDED.” 50-YEAR-OLD BANGLADESHI MALE, NHILLA
The Central Mediterranean Sea is host to the most active of the three known major migratory routes into Europe.
Since August 25, more than 671,000 Rohingya have fled to neighboring Bangladesh to escape killings and other mass atrocities being conducted in Rakhine State, Myanmar. Xchange arrived shortly after the first Rohingya refugees fled to Bangladesh and has been collecting data and closely monitoring the developments ever since. Through surveying the Rohingya refugee population we’ve been able to analyze the journeys and incidents which led so many people to flee (Rohingya Survey 2017).