Behind the Shutter: Kevin Frayer on covering the Rohingya crisis in Cox’s Bazar

Shikira Arifullah, a 22-year-old Rohingya woman is helped across the water after getting off a boat at a beach on the Bangladesh side of the Naf River at Shah Porir Dwip after fleeing from Guddumpara village, Bochidung in Burma’s Rakhine state. Exhaustion and despair are almost palpable.

Since August 2017, more than half a million Rohingya people, a Muslim minority that Burma does not officially recognise as citizens, were forced to flee across the border to Bangladesh amid allegations of ethnic cleansing by Burmese forces. More than 688,000 of these refugees have reached Cox’s Bazar, a district in southeast Bangladesh. 

"The flow of people never seemed to stop," Getty Images photographer Kevin…

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