Rohingya-2017

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On August’2017, rohingyas were intruding into Bangladesh in a large number which created the world’s largest refugee crisis and it was the result of ethnic cleansing decided by Myanmar security forces. The Rohingya have faced decades of discrimination and repression under successive Burmese governments. Effectively denied citizenship under the 1982 Citizenship Law, they are one of the largest stateless populations in the world. Restrictions on movement and lack of access to basic health care have led to dire humanitarian conditions for those displaced by earlier waves of violence in 2012 and 2016.

Earlier I did assignment for a INGO in refugee camp but in 2017 I had observed the misery and their situation of being displaced. In Sep’2017, one of my friend and me decided to make an assignment on these rohingya refugees. When we arrived in the border area, it was very distressful scenario which includes sufferings of million people. Due to those human suffering I felt sad and I could’nt take photos and we cancelled our assignment. On that night we took shelter in a Bengali house where some of the rohingya people were also staying in that house for the night. I was discussing with the owner about the crisis , she told me rohingya situation is more worse during night. And I decided to look into the crisis during the darkness of night.

I was too terrified at that night when I saw the suffering of rohingya people. In that whole border area beside Naf river they were just like insects crawling in the mud. In the silence of the night I felt that this night will never end.

Pregnant women, kids and older peoples were running everywhere to save their life. When raining started they stopped moving and their tired body wants to sleep but they were all wet. Small kids were shivering in cold as they were wet too. Due to darkness and rain I couldn’t take snaps properly, I clicked on camera only when I heard a sound.

Darkness and the rain will eventually stop but the uncertainty of these million people will not stop.