Rohingya Genocide


Since the end of August 2017, more than 600,000 rohingyas have been fleeing from Myanmar.

The UN talks about classic examples of ethnic cleansing and refugees themselves, telling about rape, murder and small children being taken out of their parents' arms and thrown into a fire.

Satellite images show entire villages set on fire.

The rohingyas has been under pressure for many years in Myanmar. Before this year’s crisis, there were already around 300,000 rohingyas in refugee camps in Bangladesh.

Myanmar consider the rohingyas for illegal immigrants, despite having lived in the country for many generations.

Even though the rohingyas is now safe in Bangladesh, new danger is being eroded. Epidemics like cholera can break out and are difficult to control when hundreds of thousands live without clean water and proper sanitation.

There is a lot of work for the world's relief agencies, many years into the future.

Strong images may occur.

On a muddy area in the outskirts of Kutupalong refugee camp, aid trucks come a couple a times a day, to hand out food and clothe. But they don’t have enough to satisfy the high number of refugees, who only have this opportunity for food.
The Bangladesh army is present at the spontaneous and sporadic distributions of relief. At first, they were only observers. Now they are the ones, who organize the relief.
When thousands of hungry and exhausted people, are struggling for the one small bag of dry bread, it can get into regular fights.
Balukhali lejren, Cox’s Bazar
Ab Du Ho Lil
With the Myanmar mountains in the back, rohingyas arrive at Shahpuree
Local Bangladeshi people is ready to receive the thousands of refugees arriving at the Shapuree island. They help them ashore and show them direction to safety in the local madrasa, where they can spend the night.
A family rests after arriving on safe ground, at Shahpuree island, Bangladesh
Ad Sho Kr, 38, has just arrived to Shahpuree, with his wife Nur Begum and their three children after being on the run for many days.
The local madrasa at Shahpuree Island, are transformed into arrival center for the many thousands of refugees, each night. Many have been on the run for many days and arrive total exhausted.
Due to the lack of space, the large courtyard is converted into a dormitory for many men, older children and what they may have with them of possessions.
One of the volunteers shows a picture of a boy who had been here a few days ago. "The military threw him into a bonfire," he says.
Women, elderly and small children are stowed together in the old ramshackle classrooms. Some quickly find peace and fall asleep.
Small Muslim organizations work voluntarily and come from all over Bangladesh to help. Milk powder is divided into smaller bags, which, together with rice and other necessities, are distributed to the many refugee families.
Mohammed Rafik together with his family
First night in safety is over. After a little breakfast and bags of sweets for the children, the families will continue on their journey.
Helplessness, sadness, fear and concern for the future, characterizes the expressions of the hundreds of thousands of refugees.
The riverbank of Shahpuree Island. People waiting for boats. Next stop on their journey is Teknaf for registration by the Bangladesh military.
Women and children on their way to Teknaf
Thangkhali refugee camp. Another truck of refugees arrives at one of the many camps, that's getting bigger and bigger every day.
Nur Muhammad has found a lucrative business in selling tarpaulins. All refugees build their huts of bamboo and tarpaulin.
Outskirts of Balukhali refugee camp.
Seeking shelter from the hard sun, though it's even warmer under the roof of these makeshifts huts. Tarpaulins are used as roof and carpets.
A crowd of men gathered for prayer in a bamboo mosque in Thangkhali camp
Showers are done by the local waterstation. It is also here, that all water for households is picked up in jugs and buckets.
Morjanna Begum
In District Medical Hospital in Cox's Bazar, an entire department has been made, only to take care of rohingya refugees. Here are people with gunshot wounds, stab wounds and severe burns.
Imam Hosain, 45 years old. An X-ray shows some broken bones and a projectile in his right knee.
Nur Fattama
Relatives sleep on the cold, dirty tile floor, between catheter bags, dirt and wash basins.
Mamod Ismail is 14 years old. During the escape from his village, Sinapara, he was hit by a projectile from one of the Burmese military guns.
Aniutll [looking out the window] sitting on the bed with his father [right]. Antiutll is yet another of the many refugees, affected by the bullets from the military. He was hit in the foot during his escape.
The many refugees are becoming more and more every day. Before, here was nothing but green rice fields and hills with trees. Now it's tarpaulin huts and muddy soil that adorn the landscape.
On a plateau, a group of boys has got together in playing with marbles. For a moment, the horrors they have experienced in Myanmar are forgotten.
The camps have begun to take form of ordinary villages. All around, there are stalls selling vegetables, pots, firewood and building materials. And for about 25 cents is possible to have your phone charged.
It's uncertain what the future will bring for the many rohingyas. But the next generations may turn to the idea of a life in a refugee camp.