COVID-19 in Defence for Inclusion: Securing Access to Health and Healthcare for Rohingya Communities in Bangladesh
Sharmila Mhatre | Public Health Program Open Society Foundations | USA
Barrister Aneek | PIL on Health Access During Covid | TBA
Dr. Ruhul Abid | Brown University/Health Programme in Camps | USA
Iram | BRAC | Bangladesh
Zakir Bhai | GK Mental Health Specialist | TBA
Ruma Khondaker | Save the Children | Bangladesh
This session will discuss issues around ensuring access to education, employment, and
healthcare for refugee and migrant communities in Bangladesh and the benefits of doing so.
Practitioners and frontline actors will elaborate on challenges faced and on strategies,
opportunities, and priorities in ensuring equal protection and access to rights for Rohingya
communities in Bangladesh. The aim of this session is to address shared challenges in securing
access to basic rights for Rohingya communities, to illuminate advocacy priorities, and to
identify positive practices that can be levered and translated across different contexts.