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Humanitarianism, civil society, and the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh

Lewis, David ORCID: 0000-0003-0732-9020 (2019) Humanitarianism, civil society, and the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh. Third World Quarterly, 40 (10). pp. 1884-1902. ISSN 0143-6597

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Identification Number: 10.1080/01436597.2019.1652897


This paper reflects on responses to Bangladesh’s Rohingya refugee crisis in the weeks that followed the increased numbers of Rohingya refugees who arrived from Myanmar after 24 August 2017. Drawing on literature on the local and international dimensions of humanitarianism, and the analytical lens of performance, it explores narratives of helping in relation to the shifting character of Bangladesh’s civil society, changing expressions of local and international religious sentiments, and the importance of understanding both formal and informal responses historically in the context of Bangladesh’s own experiences as a country born from a crisis in which citizens became refugees fleeing state-sponsored violence.

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Additional Information: © 2019 Global South Ltd
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2019 12:36
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2024 17:51

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