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Rohingya Women Rise Up In Bangladesh's Refugees Camps

Rohingya Media Fellows

Through powerful photos and thoughtful commentary, three young Rohingya refugees let us inside the largest refugee camp in the world.

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A Chance to Breathe

A Chance to Breathe is a full-color hardbound book featuring the photography and poetry of Omal Khair, Dil Kayas and Azimul Hasson. These survivors of Rohingya genocide were forced from their homes in Rakhine State during the Myanmar-military-led “clearance operations” of 2017.

In 2018, Fortify Rights, in partnership with Doha Debates, began providing on-the-ground photography and social-media training for these three young refugees. Azimul Hasson, 20, dreams of pursuing higher education; Omal Khair, 18, believes that empowered women are agents of change; and Dil Kayas, 28, a young mother of three, has a strong passion for photography.

A Chance to Breathe is published with support from Doha Debates and Fortify Rights.

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About the project

Doha Debates teamed up with human rights organization Fortify Rights to train three young Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh on the basics of photography and Instagram. These media fellows — Azimul Hasson, Dil Kayas and Omal Khair — were equipped with mobile phones and they’re now documenting their lives inside Cox’s Bazar, the largest refugee camp in the world. The project won the Shorty Social Good Award in the Immigration & Refugees category in November 2020.

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Watch Exodus

This documentary follows Omal Khair, Azimul Hasson and Dil Kayas as they learn to see their lives through a new lens — and offers the world a rare glimpse into what life is like for young Rohingya refugees.