(COX’S BAZAR, June 2021)—With support from Fortify Rights and Doha Debates, three Rohingya refugee “Media Fellows” are documenting life in the world’s largest refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Between April and June 2021, Dil Kayas, Azimul Hasson, and Omal Khair curated and posted 19 photos on their respective Instagram accounts. The photos depict everyday life for Rohingya refugees, including livelihoods in the context of the Rohingya refugee camps of Cox’s Bazar District, Bangladesh, the issue of fencing in the camps, and how Rohingya deal with climate-related challenges such as heavy rains and landslides.
In February 2020, Fortify Rights trained the Media Fellows on conducting interviews and creating character portraits for photography and films. The joint project between the Media Fellows, Fortify Rights, and Doha Debates was a finalist for the 2019 Shorty Awards and won a Shorty Award in 2020.