Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya flooded into southern Bangladesh after Burmese military forces launched a widespread clearance operation throughout the Rakhine State in August 2017. The north-south highway between Cox's Bazar and Tenaf is a steady flow of Rohingya refugees.
After fleeing Myanmar by boat the prior night, a group of Rohingya women and their children take sanctuary at a local mosque in Shah Puri Dwip. Most will stay the night before traveling north to the massive refugee camps in Kutupalong and Balukhali. The women lived in Maungdaw township in the Rakhine State of western Myanmar.
Rohingya who arrived from Myanmar wait in the town of Shah Puri Dwip for small boats to take them to mainland Bangladesh They then travel another 2-3 hours to the sprawling refugee camps.
Under a tarp in the back of a truck during a heavy monsoon rain, Amina holds her sick child and makes the two-hour journey with other Rohingya from Teknaf to a refugee camp in Balukahli.
An older Rohingya woman is carried by family members to their hut in the refugee camps in Bangladesh. Most Rohingya spent days and sometime weeks walking from their destroyed villages in Myanmar to the border of Bangladesh.
22-year-old Dilara and her children arrived in Bangladesh on Sept 9, 2017 after her village in Maungdaw was destroyed by Burmese authorities. She has been suffering from a high fever for over ten days.
Hundreds of youth from the Buddhist Rakhine community chant racist, anti-Rohingya slogans at a demonstration in Sittwe in late 2014. The demonstration attracted several thousand people who do not recognize the Rohingya as being a community from Burma.