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Table 2 Characteristics of reports

From: Integrating human rights approaches into public health practices and policies to address health needs amongst Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh: a systematic review and meta-ethnographic analysis

Study Title Aims Study design Sample Intervention Quality appraisal*
1. Access Health International, RTM International Healthcare at Rohingya Refugee camp: A case study on RTM Initiative Case study of RTM initiatives of working with Rohingya refugees Case study NA Yes 5/6
High quality
2. Amnesty International 2016 [43] “We are at breaking point”, Rohingya: persecuted in Myanmar and neglected in Bangladesh Fact finding research for status and human rights violations of Rohingyas in Myanmar and Bangladesh Qualitative,
Direct interviews & observations
N = 55 No 5/6
High quality
3. American International School, Dhaka, 2005 [68] The Rohingya Refugee situation in Bangladesh Not stated Review report NA No 2/6
Poor quality
4. Danish Immigration Service, 2011 [48] Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and Thailand Fact finding mission related to situation of RR with regards to asylum claims made in Denmark Qualitative, Direct interviews Multiple stakeholders No 6/6
High quality
5. Forum Asia, 2003 [47] “We are like a soccer ball,
kicked by Burma, kicked by Bangladesh!”: Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are facing a new drive of involuntary repatriation
To highlight the forced repatriation of RRs Reports of testimonies N = 57 No 4/6
Medium quality
6. Gawher Nayeem, H. (1994) [49] Women Refugees in Bangladesh. Reporting of Oxfam activities in Bangladesh. Qualitative report Rohingya refugees NA 3/6
Medium quality
7. KNOMAD, 2016 [52] Refugees’ Right to Work and Access to Labour Markets – An Assessment NA NA NA No 2/6
Poor quality
8. Larkin, Emma & Dunlop, Nic. (2007) [51] Burma’s forgotten refugees Status of Rohingya refugees and refugee camps Report NA NA 4/6
Medium quality
9. MSF – Doctors without borders, 2002 [42] Ten years of Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh: past, present, future, Provides an understanding of the condition of the Rohingya refugee now and over the last decade. Qualitative, Survey and observations N = 118 No 6/6
High quality
10. MSF – Doctors without borders, 2007 [50] Tal makeshift camp: No one should have to live like this. The Rohingya people from Myanmar seeking refuge in Bangladesh To document RR’s living condition in a makeshift camp in Bangladesh and its impact on their physical and mental health NA NA No 5/6
High quality
11. Physicians for Human Rights, 2010 [39] Stateless and Starving: Persecuted Rohingya flee Burma and starve in Bangladesh NA Qualitative, consultations and DIs N = 100 households, 25 RRs and 30 other Key informants No 4/6
Medium quality
12. Refugees Studies Centre, Oxford University, 2001 [55] Rohingya Refugee Children in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh Aims to provide a background to the Rohingya situation. It then examines the mezo level impacts of displacement on the refugee family and community and its impact on children. Assessments from secondary data sources NA No 6/6
High quality
13. The Arakan Project, 2010 [41] Unregistered Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh: Crackdown, forced displacement and hunger Not stated Qualitative, Direct interviews and field observations N = 5 No 3/6
Medium quality
14. The Equal Rights Trust, 2012 [40] Burning Homes and Sinking Lives: A situation report on violence against stateless Rohingya in Myanmar and their refoulement in Bangladesh Situational analysis Qualitative, Observations NA No 3/6
Medium quality
15. UK Aid and International Organisation of Migration (International Organization of Migration (IOM)), 2017 [61] Working for a displaced community Overview of intervention provided by IOM, Bangladesh NA NA Yes NA
16. UNHCR, University of New South Wales Centre for Refugee Research and the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture, 2007 [44] Refugee Consultations in Bangladesh To field test a community based and individual assessment methodology for the early identification of those persons most at risk and traumatised in a refugee community, particularly women and girls, to improve protection, prevention, responses and solutions Qualitative, consultations and DIs N = 120 No 6/6
High quality
17. UNHCR, 2007 [38] Bangladesh: Analysis of Gaps in the Protection of Rohingya Refugees Examines the situation of refugee camp in Bangladesh Assessments from secondary data sources NA No 5/6
High quality
18. UNHCR, 2011 [5] States of denial Review UN’s progress in addressing a of protracted refugee situations in Bangladesh Situation review report Multiple stakeholders including RR Yes 5/6
High quality
19. UNHCR and Women’s Refugee Commission, 2012 [57] Baseline Study: Documenting Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviours of Rohingya Refugees and the Status of Family Planning Services in UNHCR’s Operation in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh Aims to document the knowledge, beliefs, perceptions and practices of refugees, as well as the quality of services provided in order to improve programming and subsequently increase uptake of FP services among refugee population. Mixed methods Survey = 525 households; Facility assessments = 2;
DIs =4;
FGDs = 6;
No 6/6
High quality
20. UNHCR and World Food Programme, 2012 [22] The Contribution of Food Assistance to Durable
Solutions in Protracted Refugee Situations; its
impact and role in Bangladesh: A Mixed Method Impact Evaluation
To assess the role and contribution of food assistance to self-reliance and durable solutions of the affected refugee populations Mixed methods N = 1069 households; No 6/6
High quality
21. US dept. of State (2015) [37] Bangladesh Human Rights Report To highlight the human rights status in Bangladesh and that of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Report NA NA 6/6
High quality
  1. *Quality appraisal score: 0–1 poor quality, 2–4 medium quality, 5–6 high quality