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I am Rohingya

Rohingya refugees are entering Bangladesh while empty houses in the villages in Myanmar have been set fire by Army.

I am Rohingya, photo essay by Mohammad Rakibul Hasan

The Rohingya is a minor Muslim ethnic group who lived in Myanmar for centuries. However, due to the racism and many other socio-political issues among the majority in Myanmar, they were declared as a stateless Bengali community who migrated to Myanmar from Bangladesh. Over one million Rohingyas live in Myanmar and they are the most persecuted people in the world who are deprived from their own land, human rights and citizenship. In recent times, the Myanmar Army started a silent genocide to forcefully evacuate them out of the country. Moreover, the system has been encouraging the Rohingya to enter Bangladesh illegally for a long time. The Myanmar Army have though covered it as a religious riot between Buddhists and Muslims but the true underlying cause is a business benefit as the land has natural resources which will be leased to the powerful countries who are friends of Myanmar. The recent wave of violence in 2017 has pushed nearly a million Rohingyas to cross the border of Myanmar in search for a safe refuge in Bangladesh. Many families have lost their beloved ones as many of them were murdered, raped, tortured due to the invasion of Myanmar Army, but the country remained silent and the Nobel Peace Prize holder Aung San Suu Kyi is under pressure and never accepted Rohingya as their own citizens and a different ethnic class from Bengali.

(by Mohammad Rakibul Hasan)

Hares is a one year old boy, his family suddenly found their house is burring that was set by the Myanmar Army.
Dildar Begum claims that her left ear was torn by Myanmar Army while they were massacring in her village. She is being treated in Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital in Bangladesh.
Nur Fatema (6) was injured by bomb blasting by Myanmar Army, while she was in upstairs and she jumped and broken her left leg. She is now undergoing treatment at Cox’s Bazar Sadar hospital in Bangladesh where she had to come after having helping aid from her father and they walked couple of days to reach at Bangladesh border from Myanmar.
About four hundred thousand Rohingya refugees entered in Bangladesh by land and water border. Many refugees are trying to source food, water, and money to support themselves and standing beside the roads.
Rohingya refugees are collecting food just after the arrival in Bangladesh. Many privately organized groups are donating money, food and water.
A Rohingya refugee girl has lost her family in the crowd. She was out for searching food aid on the street.
A Rohingya refugee has started a barbershop in a refugee camp to sustain in the long run.
Rohingya Refugee bringing woodstock to use them as for fuel to his camp.
Nurjahan Begum (90) travels five days to enter Bangladesh from Buthidaung, Myanmar due to the attempt of ethnic cleansing.

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Mohammad Rakibul Hasan

Mohammad Rakibul Hasan is a Dhaka, Bangladesh-based documentary photographer, filmmaker, visual artist, and art educator. His work explores human rights, social development, politics, the environment, and spirituality. Hasan was nominated for many international awards and won hundreds of photographic competitions worldwide, including the Lucie Award, One World Media Awards, Human Rights Press Award, and Allard Prize. His photography projects have been exhibited in Photo Basel, Shanghai Photo Festival, NordArt Festival, Berlin Photo Festival, Belgrade Photo Month Festival, Indian Photo Festival, and many other galleries worldwide. He pursued a One-Year Certificate in Creative Practices at the ICP – International Center of Photography (USA). Hasan holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Photography from Falmouth University and an Undergraduate Certificate in Art History and Philosophy from Oxford University (UK). He also pursued a Postgraduate Diploma in Photojournalism from Ateneo de Manila University (the Philippines) and graduated in Film & Video Production from UBS Film School at the University of Sydney (Australia) and received a BA (Honors) in Photography from Falmouth University (UK). Hasan works as a visual journalist for the ZUMA Press, Redux Pictures, Inter Press Service (IPS), and Thomson Reuters Foundation. He is a consultant photographer and filmmaker for the WHO, UN Women, Oxfam, Red Cross, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, ActionAid, WaterAid, and many other international non-profit organizations. The °CLAIR Galerie, Switzerland, represents his artworks. He is a Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Fellow and was a former TEDx speaker. He is a 2022 Oxford Climate Journalism Network (OCJN) fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford. Hasan is pursuing an MA in Photography at Falmouth University via distance learning.

One Comment

  1. Hello,
    I am only now discovering this extraordinary and strong reportage of yours.
    I would just like to ask you if you have continued to follow the fate of the Rohingya.

    Thanks for your witness.

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