This is a portrait of the Rohingya refugees arriving in Bangladesh—mostly women and children—who have been traumatized and scarred, having arrived with injuries caused by gunshots, shrapnel, fire, and rape. The humanitarian crisis caused by escalating violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State is causing suffering on a catastrophic scale. As of May, 2018 there are an estimated 905,000 refugees in camps around Cox’s Bazar. The pace of arrivals into this area of Bangladesh has made this the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world.
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says that the crisis is spiraling into “a humanitarian and human rights nightmare.”