Rohingya

PhotographerKosuke Ryujin
Prize1st Place in Editorial / Other_ED
City/CountryTokyo, Japan
Photo DateJanuary and July 2014
Technical InfoCanon 5D mark2
Story

Rohingya, a muslin minority living in Myanmar for centuries, has been described as one of the most persecuted minorities. The Myanmar government, predominantly Buddhist, deprived their citizenship and Rohingya people has been experienced persecution such as forced labor, restriction of movement, ban from owing land, and religious oppression. As a result, several hundreds of thousand Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh and most of them lived in makeshift camps. Despite pressure from international society, Bangladesh government has recognized them as illegal economic migrants, not as refugee. No sanitation and clean water, lack of medical care, and no source of income, people in the camps are living under despair situation. They have been unable to return to Myanmar because of unimproved human rights situation and fear of persecution.

Entry Description

Rohingya, a muslin minority living in Myanmar for centuries, has been described as one of the most persecuted minorities. The Myanmar government deprived their citizenship and Rohingya people has been experienced persecution such as forced labor, restriction of movement, ban from owing land, and religious oppression. As a result, several hundreds of thousand Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh and most of them lived in makeshift camps. Despite pressure from international society, Bangladesh government has recognized them as illegal economic migrants, not as refugee. No sanitation and clean water, lack of medical care, and no source of income, people in the camps are living under despair situation. They have been unable to return to Myanmar because of unimproved human rights situation and fear of persecution.

Story

Rohingya, a muslin minority living in Myanmar for centuries, has been described as one of the most persecuted minorities. The Myanmar government, predominantly Buddhist, deprived their citizenship and Rohingya people has been experienced persecution such as forced labor, restriction of movement, ban from owing land, and religious oppression. As a result, several hundreds of thousand Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh and most of them lived in makeshift camps. Despite pressure from international society, Bangladesh government has recognized them as illegal economic migrants, not as refugee. No sanitation and clean water, lack of medical care, and no source of income, people in the camps are living under despair situation. They have been unable to return to Myanmar because of unimproved human rights situation and fear of persecution.