Bangladesh

Peoples Under Threat Ranking:
#53
3

Communities at risk

Ahmadiyya, Hindus, other religious minorities, Chittagong hill tribes

Summary

Bangladesh ranked 53rd in 2018’s Peoples under Threat and fell three places from 2017’s ranking. The government of Bangladesh denies that ISIS or al-Qaeda have a presence in the country, blaming the political opposition for an increasing number of attacks targeted at foreigners and religious minorities, including Christians, Buddhists and Sikhs. But it is the scale of the attacks on… Read more »

Peoples Under Threat Data

2018 Data Peoples under Threat value
Self-determination conflicts3
Major armed conflictNo data
Prior genocide / politicideNo data
Flight of refugees and IDPs0.0003
Legacy of vengeance - group grievance8.7
Rise of factionalized elites9.3
Voice and Accountability-0.558
Political Stability-1.241
Rule of Law-0.59
OECD country risk classification5
TOTAL10.017

The overall measure for each country is based on a basket of 10 indicators. The number in each row is drawn from the source for that particular indicator. The sources of data and calculations used are detailed on the Notes to Table page. 

Background

Bangladesh ranked 53rd in 2018’s Peoples under Threat and fell three places from 2017’s ranking.

The government of Bangladesh denies that ISIS or al-Qaeda have a presence in the country, blaming the political opposition for an increasing number of attacks targeted at foreigners and religious minorities, including Christians, Buddhists and Sikhs. But it is the scale of the attacks on Hindus that are of most concern, including a campaign of destruction against Hindu homes and temples. Insecurity affecting indigenous peoples meanwhile persists in the Chittagong Hill Tracts.

The displaced Rohingya now face a growing humanitarian catastrophe in Bangladesh, while also contending with a government that is actively seeking to repatriate many refugees in the near future.