ROHINGYA CRISIS RESEARCH
Myanmar and its Tatmadaw (armed forces) carried out a systemic genocide on Rohingyas since 1980s by initially stripping them off from citizenship. Thus, Rohingyas statelessness is one of the root causes of the conflict.
Consequently, after the last exodus that started on 25 August 2017, nearly 750,000 of them took refuge in Bangladesh and combinedly, 1.3 million of them now live in 34 refugee camps in southern part of the country.
UN and various rights groups considered it the largest humanitarian disaster after the second world war.
With no end in sight to resolve the conflict (in terms of repatriation), host country and various stakeholders are facing numerous challenges while shifting their focus from immediate needs to long-term needs of the Rohingyas.
In light of this, Conflict and Resilience Research Institute, Canada (CRRIC), undertook a research project, and a book is published by Lexington Books that contains findings and policy recommendations.
CRRIC researchers drew on ethnographic research conducted in refugee camps in Bangladesh and archival data to explain the root causes of the Rohingya conflict and highlight peacebuilding challenges and opportunities for various state and non-state stakeholders working towards conflict transformation.