• A Rohingya mother breastfeeds a child while a boy sleeps beside her and men erect bamboo poles for a new home behind them.
    A Rohingya mother breastfeeds a child while a boy sleeps beside her and men erect bamboo poles for a new home behind them.
  • Rohingya refugees stretch out their arms in hope that they will receive a small bag of rice from a local humanitarian organization.
    Rohingya refugees stretch out their arms in hope that they will receive a small bag of rice from a local humanitarian organization.
  • Under the cover of darkness, desperate Rohingya (mostly women and children) cross the Naf River in boats into Bangladesh on the night of Sept 21. After their villages were destroyed in Buthiduang township, the Rohingya spent days walking to the Naf River.
    Under the cover of darkness, desperate Rohingya (mostly women and children) cross the Naf River in boats into Bangladesh on the night of Sept 21. After their villages were destroyed in Buthiduang township, the Rohingya spent days walking to the Naf River.
  • A mass of Rohingya waiting for an aid handout in Bangladesh following their exodus from Rakhine state.
    A mass of Rohingya waiting for an aid handout in Bangladesh following their exodus from Rakhine state.
  • A group of Rohingya travel for two hours in the back of a truck from Shah Puri Dwip to one of the camps in Balukhali. They fled their village in Maungdaw, Myanmar and crossed the Naf River into Bangladesh.
    A group of Rohingya travel for two hours in the back of a truck from Shah Puri Dwip to one of the camps in Balukhali. They fled their village in Maungdaw, Myanmar and crossed the Naf River into Bangladesh.
  • A young Rohingya girl carries water back to her family hut outside of Balukahli camp.
    A young Rohingya girl carries water back to her family hut outside of Balukahli camp.
  • Nur Alam, 65, lost his son Syed, 15, when the young boy stepped on a landmine planted in a field by the Myanmar military. Syed and three others were out for the day grazing their family's cows. "I carried my son's body back to our village," he says. Later, his village was destroyed.  He and the rest of his family arrived in Bangladesh on Sept 12.
    Nur Alam, 65, lost his son Syed, 15, when the young boy stepped on a landmine planted in a field by the Myanmar military. Syed and three others were out for the day grazing their family's cows. "I carried my son's body back to our village," he says. Later, his village was destroyed. He and the rest of his family arrived in Bangladesh on Sept 12.
  • Lack of clean water, sanitation and medical  care in the refugee camps mixed with the monsoon rains, heat and humidity puts the Rohingya at risk of any number of diseases and sickness.  Dilara, 22, has arrived in Bangladesh on Sept 9. She has been suffering from a high fever for over 10 days.
    Lack of clean water, sanitation and medical care in the refugee camps mixed with the monsoon rains, heat and humidity puts the Rohingya at risk of any number of diseases and sickness. Dilara, 22, has arrived in Bangladesh on Sept 9. She has been suffering from a high fever for over 10 days.
  • After fleeing Myanmar by boat the prior night, a group of Rohingya women and their children take sanctuary at a local mosque in Shaw Puri Dwip. Most will stay only a night before traveling north to the massive refugee camps in Kutupalong and Balukhali. The women lived in Maungdaw township in the Rakhine state of western Myanmar.
    After fleeing Myanmar by boat the prior night, a group of Rohingya women and their children take sanctuary at a local mosque in Shaw Puri Dwip. Most will stay only a night before traveling north to the massive refugee camps in Kutupalong and Balukhali. The women lived in Maungdaw township in the Rakhine state of western Myanmar.

The Rohingya crisis
in black and white

Photographer Greg Constantine, who has spent the past 11 years documenting the plight of the Rohingya, offers insights into the intense suffering of the world's largest stateless community

November 7, 2017 11:29 AM (UTC+8)
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