NGA Tearline: Tracking the Relocation of Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

A Nighttime Lighting Approach: A report in collaboration with authors from the RAND Corporation

Using nighttime lighting data to track the relocation of Rohingya refugees from the Cox's Bazaar region of Bangladesh to Bhasan Char, this report demonstrates how the data serves as a useful independent measure of the Government of Bangladesh's efforts to relocate Rohingya refugees onto the island over time. This information could prove beneficial to those involved in humanitarian and disaster resilience and response planning over the coming months and years.

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What is NGA Tearline?

NGA is partnering with expert private groups to grow public-facing, authoritative open source intelligence on various strategic and humanitarian intelligence topics that tend to be under-reported within long-form format.

This authoritative open source content will be cited for internal purposes and it will grow public trust by increasing transparency around shared public-private interest in various strategic and humanitarian intelligence topics that are fit for public consumption.

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