Thanks to the support of the Tao Fund for Human Rights Research and the Rohingya Child Protection Rapid Assessment, the FXB Center has been leading a mixed-methods survey of the Rohingya population in Bangladesh. The project team completed the data collection and data analysis in 2016 and began its write up of the findings and recommendations. We will have managed to interview more than our target populations of 265 people and the information from this significant geographically-based cluster sample is on track to provide the most in-depth understanding of the plight of the Rohingya in Bangladesh that has yet been developed in any setting for any audience.
In a separate effort from the Bangladesh study, executive director Arlan Fuller and FXB director Jennifer Leaning joined colleagues from Harvard Medical School to publish a December 2016 article in The Lancet on the persecution of Rohingya. The article, which reported health access and outcomes were consistently worse for Rohingya than for other populations in Myanmar, received a lot of attention and was covered by the New York Times.
Additionally, the FXB Center has remained engaged with key stakeholders as new waves of thousands of Rohingya are attempting to flee persecution in Myanmar and cross the border into Bangladesh. In doing so, the Center has been vocal about the plight of the Rohingya through its social media platforms, such as the FXB Center blog, Facebook page, and Twitter account.
Report citing our research in The New York Times: Rohingya Face Health Care Bias in Parts of Asia, Study Finds