2018 Photo Contest, General News, 3rd prize

Watch Houses Burn


Md Masfiqur Akhtar Sohan

NurPhoto Agency

09 September, 2017

A group of Rohingya at the Leda makeshift settlement in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, watch as houses burn just across the border in Myanmar.

After militants of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) launched an assault on a Myanmar government police post in August, Rohingya villages were targeted and houses burned, causing an exodus of refugees to Bangladesh. The Myanmar government blamed ARSA for the village attacks. According to the refugees themselves and Human Rights Watch, which analyzed satellite imagery, Myanmar security forces set the fires. By the end of November more than 350 villages had been partially or completely destroyed.

About the photographer

Md Masfiqur Akhtar Sohan

He started his journey with photography in 2012 and has significantly covered the Rohingya refugee exodus at the border of Bangladesh-Myanmar. He has been awarded for several in...

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