Rohingya Crisis: Cox’s Bazar Hospital
This series of long exposure photographs documents the Cox’s Bazar General Hospital during the Rohingya Refugee Crisis, one year after the 2017 mass exodus of nearly a million Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar. Since the 1970’s the Rohingya have been fleeing genocide in Rakhine state and seeking asylum in Cox’s Bazar refugee camps—the combined population of which has now surpassed 1.1-million. Many arrive with severe injuries from the fighting, or else develop medical conditions while living in overpopulated camps, and need surgical attention. Those too serious for health centres locally are taken to Cox’s Bazar General Hospital for treatment. The hospital itself is under staffed and under-resourced and simply does not have the infrastructure needed to deal with the sudden flux of population—which ordinarily sits at around 50-thousand. This documentation aims to highlight that reality.