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Exploring dignity in the context of displacement – evidence from Rohingyas in Bangladesh and IDPs in Afghanistan. / Kamruzzaman, Palash; Williams, Kate; Wardak, Ali et al.

In: Third World Quarterly, Vol. 43, No. 8, 01.08.2022, p. 1854-1874.

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Kamruzzaman, P, Williams, K, Wardak, A, Kabir, ME & Ayobi, Y 2022, 'Exploring dignity in the context of displacement – evidence from Rohingyas in Bangladesh and IDPs in Afghanistan', Third World Quarterly, vol. 43, no. 8, pp. 1854-1874. https://doi.org/10.1080/01436597.2022.2074387

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Kamruzzaman P, Williams K, Wardak A, Kabir ME, Ayobi Y. Exploring dignity in the context of displacement – evidence from Rohingyas in Bangladesh and IDPs in Afghanistan. Third World Quarterly. 2022 Aug 1;43(8):1854-1874. Epub 2022 May 26. doi: 10.1080/01436597.2022.2074387

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Kamruzzaman, Palash ; Williams, Kate ; Wardak, Ali et al. / Exploring dignity in the context of displacement – evidence from Rohingyas in Bangladesh and IDPs in Afghanistan. In: Third World Quarterly. 2022 ; Vol. 43, No. 8. pp. 1854-1874.

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