In August 2017, violence erupted throughout Myanmar, targeting the Rohingya people - a stateless Muslim minority who had no choice but to flee their homes and lives in a bid for survival. Many arrived exhausted, weak with hunger and traumatised to overflowing camps in Bangladesh, in search of shelter and food.
As a stateless Muslim minority group in Myanmar, these people have faced discrimination, violence and extreme poverty for decades. Now, with their homes taken from them, they were making the dangerous crossing to Bangladesh day and night in order to save their lives, having not slept or eaten for days.
Facing the constant threat of exhaustion and starvation, it is estimated that 80% of these refugees are women and children – some of the most vulnerable members of society.