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Photographic Reportage of Rohingya Children from the World’s Largest Refugee Camp



‘The Boat That Moves Forward’ launching at the UltraSuperNew gallery today documents the daily life for the refugees and in particular the young

Photographic Reportage of Rohingya Children from the World’s Largest Refugee Camp

Launching today at the UltraSuperNew Gallery in Singapore is a never seen before photographic exhibition of images from the Kutupalong camp – the world’s largest refugee camp. 

Award winning photographers Muhammad Farhan Bin Osman and Amirnorashid Bin Amari were so moved by the plight of the Rohingya community, they risked their lives to enter the depths of the Kutupalong Camp along with an NGO and take pictures of the children to raise awareness, often under the watchful eye of armed guards.

A talk from NGO, Imtiyaaz Services will also be part of the event, detailing the help needed and the organisation’s emergency response activity. 

‘The Boat That Moves Forward’ unfolds the battles of daily life for the refugees, and in particular, the young. It represents the daily reality of Rohingya children in the refugee camps.

As humanitarian organisations gradually disperse, the camp is unable to cope with increasing numbers and government pressure, and Farhan and Amir believe that it is crucial that they showcase the work now.

In August 2017 violence erupted in Rakhine State in Myanmar, targeting the Rohingya people, a stateless Muslim minority. More than half a million people fled to Bangladesh, triggering one of the fastest growing humanitarian crisis in the world. An estimated 700,000 Rohingya have been driven into Bangladesh as of June 2018. Over half of them are children. 

Speaking of the project, Farhan and Amir said: “This photography transcends more than just sensitivity and emotions, but also captures moments first hand. Living conditions in the camps are not something that these children should be facing. Through photography, we felt that this acts as a form of reflectivity to all ages and we hope that everyone can be aware that the Rohingya community needs our help.”

UltraSuperNew Co-Founder and Director Marc Wesseling added: “The focus of tonight’s event is to raise awareness of this heartbreaking situation, and to encourage fundraising efforts to help the Royingya community”

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UltraSuperNew, Tue, 06 Nov 2018 16:57:57 GMT