Imrul Islam for the Atlantic Council: “Amid COVID-19, Bangladesh Turns Its Back on the Rohingya”

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Conflict Resolution student and Bridge Initiative Digital Communications and Multimedia Manager Imrul Islam writes for The Atlantic Council on Bangladesh’s lockdown of Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Islam writes: “The future facing the Rohingya is grim: barring urgent action in the coming months, if COVID-19 doesn’t kill thousands, other preventable causes will.

Confronted with the need for increased coordination between aid agencies and government entities, Bangladesh has instead chosen to alienate the Rohingya community…”