​1st Prize 新たな生活を求めて 

In Search of a New Life Photo by Yannis Behrakis / Reuters

2nd  Prize

THE UNWANTED, THE ROHINGYA

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DECEMBER 11, 2017: A drone shot of the largest refugee camp housing the Rohingya, Kutupalong camp.
The refugee emergency unfolded in late August after an attack on state security forces by Rohingya insurgents, triggering a brutal military crackdown that has forced more than half of the country’s 1.1 million population fleeing to neighboring Bangladesh creating the fastest cross-border exodus ever witnessed with over 630,000 new arrivals.  Bangladesh 

PALONG KHALI, BANGLADESH - OCTOBER 9, 2017: Thousands of Rohingya refugees fleeing from Myanmar walk along a muddy rice field after crossing the border in Palong Khali, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. 
A drone shot of the largest refugee camp housing the Rohingya, Kutupalong camp.
 The refugee emergency unfolded in late August after an attack on state security forces by Rohingya insurgents, triggering a brutal military crackdown that has forced more than half of the country’s 1.1 million population fleeing to neighboring Bangladesh creating the fastest cross-border exodus ever witnessed with over 630,000 new arrivals. Bangladesh

PALONG KHALI, BANGLADESH - OCTOBER 16: A Rohingya girl cries, traumatized after days of walking, with little sleep, as refugees fleeing from Myanmar wait in the hot sun on a muddy rice field near Palang Khali, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Well over a half a million Rohingya refugees have fled into Bangladesh since late August during the outbreak of violence in Rakhine state causing a humanitarian crisis in the region with continued challenges for aid agencies. Bangladesh

SHAH PORIR DWIP, BANGLADESH - SEPTEMBER 27: Sona Banu gets carried by Nobi Hossain through the shores of the Naf river as hundreds of Rohingya arrive by boats in the safety of darkness September 27, on Shah Porir Dwip island, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.The refugee emergency unfolded in late August after an attack on state security forces by Rohingya insurgents, triggering a brutal military crackdown that has forced more than half of the country’s 1.1 million population fleeing to neighboring Bangladesh creating the fastest cross-border exodus ever witnessed with over 630,000 new arrivals. Thousands of children who are traveling alone are at serious risk of trafficking and exploitation. Many traumatized refugees arrived telling stories of horror alleging rape, killings and the burning of hundreds of villages, which have been well documented by the media, along with the U.N and various human rights groups. Bangladesh

TANKHALI, BANGLADESH- SEPTEMBER 15: Desperate Rohingya grab for aid handouts of clothing and food on September 15 in Tankhali, Bangladesh. 

 The refugee emergency unfolded in late August after an attack on state security forces by Rohingya insurgents, triggering a brutal military crackdown that has forced more than half of the country’s 1.1 million population fleeing to neighboring Bangladesh creating the fastest cross-border exodus ever witnessed with over 630,000 new arrivals. Thousands of children who are travelling alone are at serious risk of trafficking and exploitation. Many traumatized refugees arrived telling stories of horror alleging rape, killings and the burning of hundreds of villages, which have been well documented by the media, along with the U.N and various human rights groups. The government of Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, still hasn’t addressed any of these atrocities while top UN human rights officials state that the discrimination and persecution against the Rohingya community is a textbook example of ethnic cleansing, which many say are clear crimes against humanity. Bangladesh
 

KUTUPALONG, BANGLADESH - KUTUPALONG, BANGLADESH - OCTOBER 4, 2017:  An severely malnourished, premature 15 day old baby gets treated in the pediatric neonatal unit at the Kutupalong MSF clinic on October 4,Kutupalong camp,Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. 

PALONG KHALI, BANGLADESH - OCTOBER 9, 2017: Thousands of Rohingya refugees fleeing from Myanmar walk along a muddy rice field after walking for days,finally crossing the border in Palong Khali, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. 
The refugee emergency unfolded in late August after an attack on state security forces by Rohingya insurgents, triggering a brutal military crackdown that has forced more than half of the country’s 1.1 million population fleeing to neighboring Bangladesh creating the fastest cross-border exodus ever witnessed with over 655,000 new arrivals. Thousands of children who are travellling alone are at serious risk of trafficking and exploitation. Many traumatized refugees arrived telling stories of horror alleging rape, killings and the burning of hundreds of villages, which have been well documented by the media, along with the U.N and various human rights groups. Bangladesh

OCTOBER11, 2017: Azida Begum, age 11, was shot twice under her arm and her leg by Burmese military, killing her mother as she was fleeing her small village in Myanmar. Azida now lives with her grandmother, her father died years back.The refugee emergency unfolded in late August after an attack on state security forces by Rohingya insurgents, triggering a brutal military crackdown that has forced more than half of the country’s 1.1 million population fleeing to neighboring Bangladesh creating the fastest cross-border exodus ever witnessed with over 655,000 new arrivals. Thousands of children who are travellling alone are at serious risk of trafficking and exploitation. Many traumatized refugees arrived telling stories of horror alleging rape, killings and the burning of hundreds of villages, which have been well documented by the media, along with the U.N and various human rights groups.Bangladesh

KUTUPALONG, BANGLADESH- SEPTEMBER 17  Mohammed Nazir hides under a plastic tarp from the monsoon rains that are making life miserable for the displaced Rohingya September 17 in Kutupalong, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. The family of four is still waiting for a tent. The refugee emergency unfolded in late August after an attack on state security forces by Rohingya insurgents, triggering a brutal military crackdown that has forced more than half of the country’s 1.1 million population fleeing to neighboring Bangladesh creating the fastest cross-border exodus ever witnessed with over 655,000 new arrivals. Bangladesh

PALONG KHALI, BANGLADESH - OCTOBER 16: Thousands of Rohingya refugees fleeing from Myanmar are  kept under a tight security by Bangladeshi military stuck in a muddy rice field in extreme heat near Palang Khali, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.  The refugee emergency unfolded in late August after an attack on state security forces by Rohingya insurgents, triggering a brutal military crackdown that has forced more than half of the country’s 1.1 million population fleeing to neighboring Bangladesh creating the fastest cross-border exodus ever witnessed with over 655,000 new arrivals. Bangladesh


 

Madia Khatun, a relative, grieves next to the bodies of 5 children, after an overcrowded boat carrying Rohingya fleeing Myanmar capsized overnight killed around 12 people including five children on October 9, on Shah Porir Dwip Island, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.Around 35 people were on the boat and eight survived. Bangladesh

INANI , BANGLADESH - SEPTEMBER 29:  A woman carries the bodies of children to be washed in preparation for the funeral after a boat sunk in rough seas off the coast of Bangladesh carrying over 100 people September 29 in Inani , Bangladesh. Seventeen survivors were found along with the bodies of 20 women and children with over 50 missing. The refugee emergency unfolded in late August after an attack on state security forces by Rohingya insurgents, triggering a brutal military crackdown that has forced more than half of the country’s 1.1 million population fleeing to neighboring Bangladesh creating the fastest cross-border exodus ever witnessed with over 655,000 new arrivals. Bangladesh

Sajida Begum, 18, sits in her makeshift tent washing rice for dinner as smoke catches the late afternoon light September 25, in Thainkhali camp, Cox's Bazar.
 The refugee emergency unfolded in late August after an attack on state security forces by Rohingya insurgents, triggering a brutal military crackdown that has forced more than half of the country’s 1.1 million population fleeing to neighboring Bangladesh creating the fastest cross-border exodus ever witnessed with over 655,000 new arrivals. Bangladesh

Rohingya cross a bamboo bridge over a stream as the sun sets October 13, inside the sprawling Kutuplaong refugee camp.
 The refugee emergency unfolded in late August after an attack on state security forces by Rohingya insurgents, triggering a brutal military crackdown that has forced more than half of the country’s 1.1 million population fleeing to neighboring Bangladesh creating the fastest cross-border exodus ever witnessed with over 655,000 new arrivals. 

The body of a Rohingya woman lays on a beach washed up after a boat sunk in rough seas off the coast of Bangladesh carrying over 100 people September 28 close to Patuwartek, Inani beach, Bangladesh. Seventeen survivors were found along with the bodies of 15 women and children. Over 655,000 Rohingya refugees have fled into Bangladesh since late August during the outbreak of violence in Rakhine state.