Nur Kalima, 10, from Tula Toli village. Her mother was mother was one of the many victims of sexual violence by the Myanmar military and her father was shot and killed. Nur was beaten with a stick by a soldier till she went unconscious and thinks she was sliced with a knife. After she awoke, there was a large gash on the top of her head.
Mohammad Haror, 6 (left), and his brother Mohmmad Aktar, 4. The brothers are from Fokhali Village in Maundaw Township, Myanmar. In the early morning, local Rakhine villagers and the Myanmar military came to Fokhali and burned it to the ground, along with the mosque. Women from their village were gang raped and the village imam was killed. The boy's mother was carrying water from the well when she looked back and saw her home on fire. She ran to try and rescue three of her children who were inside. One died, but the two brothers pictured were able to escape, while suffering severe burns. Their father had been arrested in 2015 and hasn't been heard from since. Despite the family's terrible experience the mother said they would return to Myanmar if the government recognizes the Rohingya as citizens.
Left Photo: Shafique Begum, 15, from Tula Toli village in Maungdaw Township, Rakhine state of Myanmar. The Myanmar military killed a total of 21 members of her family. Her parents, 5 sisters, and four brothers were all killed. Along with her immediate family, her sister in law and her children and parents were murdered as well. She suffered severe burns after her home was set a blaze by the Myanmar military and is the sole survivor of her family. She lives in Balukhali refugee camp with a woman from her village who agreed to take her in.
Right Photo: Sohara Khatan, 21, from Khar Li village in the Rakhine State of Myanmar. The Myanmar military came to her village and burned it to the ground. She and her family fled to another village where they were told by the military they should return to their village and it would be then be OK. Upon returning, their village was attacked again. When the Myanmar military came to her home, three soldiers raped her and broke her hand. When she and her family were finally able to flee to Bangladesh, their one and a half year old son died on the journey, but their seven year old daughter survived.
Left Photo: Ajda Bibi, 10 from Fokhali village, Maungdaw township in Myanmar displays shrapnel wounds she suffered after fleeing her home. Soldiers open fired on the villagers as they attempted to escape. The Myanmar soldiers shot her father and little sister in the head and Ajda doesn't know what happened to her mother. She now stays with her grandmother Begum Babahar in Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh.
Left Photo: Ajda Bibi, 10 from Fokhali village, Maungdaw township in Myanmar. The Myanmar soldiers shot her father and little sister in the head and Ajda doesn't know what happened to her mother. Those that fled the village were shot at by the military and Adja suffers from shrapnel wounds on her leg. The photo she holds in the portrait was given to Ajda by a neighbor who returned to Fokhali after the attack and took cell phone photos. The photographer told her the image depicts Aida’s father and younger sister in front of her former home.
Left Photo: Rashida Begum, 23, from Tula Toli village. The village of Tula Toli was burnt to the ground with men being killed and dumped in a mass grave and many women subjected to sexual violence. Rashida was raped by Myanmar soldiers and also suffered having her throat sliced open.
Right Photo: Mohammed Hossain, 25, and Rashida Begum, 23, husband and wife from Tula Toli village. The village of Tula Toli was burnt to the ground with men being killed and dumped in a mass grave and many women subjected to sexual violence. Rashida was raped by Myanmar soldiers and also suffered having her throat sliced open.
Left Photo: Mumtaz Begum, 30, from Tula Toli village in the Rakhine State of Myanmar is pictured with her only remaining child. When her village was attacked the Myanmar military killed her two year old daughter and husband. After the soldiers raped her, they started her home on fire. Though suffering severe burns she was able to escape. She was found in the forest by a group of people who helped her to cross into Bangladesh.
Right Photo: Minawara Begum, 15, from Tula Toli village in Myanmar. Myanmar soldiers came to her house raping her, along with her mother and sisters. They torched her family home where her mother and two sisters were burned alive. She managed to escape, but was shot twice in the backside while attempting to flee. After making it to the forest, a group of Rohingya men helped her to cross into Bangladesh where she received medical care.
Left Photo: Julekha Begum, 53, survived the massacre of Tula Toli village in the Rakhine state of Myanmar. She lost her niece, two nephews and her two year old granddaughter after they were killed by the Myanmar army.
Right Photo: Sunuara Begum, 35, from Bolibazaar near Tula Toli village in Myanmar. She was eight months pregnant when the Myanmar military came to her home. After raping her, the soldiers kicked her in the stomach and then beat her husband. Though alive, she pretended to be dead, so to save her life. Presuming she was dead, her husband and children fled the village without her. Sundara's eldest son thought his mother was possibly alive so he attempted to go back to the village. On the return journey, he was killed by the Myanmar military. After being found alive and brought to Bangladesh she gave birth, but her baby was born dead.
Alkama Bibi, 13 from Haw Ru Tu Lar in Maungdaw Township Myanmar displays a gunshot wound, which left her with a scar and an enlarged her left knee that causes her to limp. On a Friday in the afternoon after prayer, the military and Rakhine villagers entered her village. They asked no one questions and started to open fire on the villagers. Her father and younger sister were shot dead in her room in front of her. Alkama's uncle took her from the house and they tried to escape. While fleeing, a bullet hit her in the back of her knee and flew out the front. Her uncle carried her to another village where she received medical care for nine days. After basic treatment they crossed the border into Bangladesh.