Views of Rohingya Refugees: Engagement and Experiences with Humanitarian Agencies in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh


This policy brief, a joint publication by Centre for Peace and Justice, Brac University (CPJ), and The Asia Foundation, conveys findings from a rapid analysis to understand refugees’ perspectives on community engagement and consultation approaches by the humanitarian agencies delivering services and aid in the camps of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The study’s themes and the research questions were designed by CPJ’s Rohingya research team in response to frequent community concerns, and all viewpoints expressed here are those of camp residents.

Key recommendations which emerged from the research include:

  • Expanding training and skill-building opportunities for camp residents
  • Strengthening communication and consultation processes between humanitarian actors and refugees
  • Addressing the trust gap between camp residents and humanitarian actors through stronger response mechanisms and ensuring collaborative approaches to program and service delivery design.

This work is a product of the X-Border Local Research Network program.

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Posted June 14, 2021
Related locations: Bangladesh
Related programs: X-Border Local Research Network