Kaldor Centre's special series marking the five-year anniversary
of the Andaman Sea crisis

 

About the series

Five years ago, as many as 8,000 Rohingya refugees and Bangladeshi migrants were left stranded at sea after people smugglers abandoned their boats and neighbouring countries refused to allow them to come ashore. As the world comes to grips with the COVID-19 pandemic, crowded boats in the Bay of Bengal are once more forcing the region to confront the plight of Rohingya refugees seeking safety by sea. 

At this critical moment, the Kaldor Centre begins a series aiming to inform regional discussions about protection. With analysis from a diverse range of perspectives from refugees, academics, human rights organisations and others at the forefront of forming regional policy in this area, we aim to consider how far the region has come in the past five-years, and encourage critical discourse about the steps yet to be taken.

Hear from series convener and Kaldor Centre Senior Research Associate, Madeline Gleeson, in this 10 minute introductory podcast: 

 

Series contributors



Crossfire and criminal cases: How Bangladesh’s counter-trafficking actions changed the game for migrants and refugees in Southeast Asia

Ashraful Azad

 

 

Andaman Sea crisis: Is the region really better off in 2020

 Caitlin McCaffrie

 

Diversity and inclusion: blockchain technology and digital identity for stateless Rohingya refugees

Abraha Desale

Lost in transit: Refugees stranded in a legal vacuum in Indonesia

Heru Susetyo

Is the 2016 Indonesian Presidential Regulation a potential 'game-changer' on rescue of Rohingya boat refugees?

Susan Kneebone

A sad case of déjà vu for the Rohingya

Graham Thom

My Rohingya journey from statelessness to the US via Malaysia and Manus Island 

Imran Mohammad

 

The Andaman Sea Crisis: 5 years on

Madeline Gleeson

   

 

   
   
   


If you are interested in contributing to the Kaldor Centre's special series marking the five-year anniversary of the Andaman Sea crisis, either in a standalone piece or response to an existing contribution, please contact Madeline Gleeson at madeline.gleeson@unsw.edu.au. 

 

 

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