Mohammad Rakibul Hasan
Mohammad Rakibul Hasan is a Dhaka Based documentary photographer. Hasan was nominated for many international awards and won hundreds of photographic competitions worldwide including Lucie Award. Hasan holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Photography from Falmouth University, and an Undergraduate Certificate from Oxford University. He also pursued a Postgraduate Diploma in Photojournalism from Ateneo de Manila University. And graduated in Film & Video Production from UBS Film School at the University of Sydney. He is currently pursuing an MFA in Photography at Ulster University.
I am Rohingya
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 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 were deprived of their land, human rights and citizenship. In recent years, the Myanmar Army started a silent genocide, forcing people to leave from their country.
Moreover, the system has been encouraging the Rohingya to enter Bangladesh illegally for a long time. The recent wave of violence in 2017 has pushed nearly a million Rohingyas to cross the border of Myanmar in search of 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.
Rohingya refugees are entering Bangladesh while Army has set empty houses in the village of Myanmar on fire.
Ahmed (65) has travelled more than thirty miles carrying his mother Fatema (90) on his back. It took a couple of days to reach Bangladesh.
Shaherjaan Begum (45) was saying a prayer during the fire at her house set by the Myanmar Army. She has been undergoing treatment at Coxs Bazar District Shadar Hospital.
A bomb explosion injured Nur Fatema (6) while she was upstairs; trying to escape, she jumped off the building and broke her left leg. Now, she is being treated at Coxs Bazar Sadar hospital in Bangladesh. Fatema was brought there by her father. The hospital is located near the Bangladesh border, and it takes a few days walking from Myanmar.
Hares is a one-year-old boy; his family suddenly found out that their house is set on fire by the Myanmar Army.
Nurjahan Begum (90) travelled five days to enter Bangladesh from Buthidaung, Myanmar. He was escaping from the attempt of ethnic cleansing.
Shajeda Begum (46) has lost her house, land, and relatives during the Myanmar Army raid. Currently, she is homeless and could not find shelter in Bangladesh.
After arrival in Bangladesh, shelter is tough to build; a family with children is exhausted without proper food and water; they made a long journey by foot from Myanmar to Bangladesh.
Newly arrived Rohingya refugees find their temporary shelter on a mountain in Bangladesh.
About four hundred thousand Rohingya refugees entered Bangladesh via land and water borders. Many refugees are trying to find food, water, and money to support themselves and standing beside the roads.
A Rohingya mother is searching for a medical camp as her child has been suffering from malnutrition. They are starving after a long trip from Myanmar to Bangladesh border.
Rohingya refugee is bringing firewood to start a fireplace at the camp.
A Rohingya refugee has started a barbershop in a refugee camp to sustain in the long run.
Lajja Khatun (90), a Rohingya refugee, mourns for her four dead relatives, who were the victims of the recent ethnic cleansing by the Myanmar Army.
Over one million new refugees entered Bangladesh during the exile of Rohingyas in Myanma. They fear genocide and ethnic cleansing. Refugees built houses in the Reserve Mountains with the aid from the NGOs, the government of Bangladesh and local people.