Galleries: Rohingya Refugee Portraits, Bangladesh. 2009: rohingyasportraitsweb-11

Mohammad Hussein, 4Facial tumour possibly cancerousOur translator recognises young Mohammad as soon he sits down with his mother. {quote}She used to work as a cleaner in my apartment{quote}, he says, clearly upset at how far the boy's tumour has advanced since he last saw them. Mohammad's mother explains how she was collecting money from her cleaning job to pay for an operation, but was ordered to leave after an electoral census revealed that she was living and working there unofficially and unregisteres. Now she says that she has to trust Allah to watch over her son, though she admits the tumour is growing at an alarming rate. {quote}I fear for his health,{quote} she says, {quote}but I'm more worried about the effect his appearance will have on his relationships with others. The last thing I want is for people to tease him.{quote}

Mohammad Hussein, 4 

Facial tumour possibly cancerous 

Our translator recognises young Mohammad as soon he sits down with his mother. "She used to work as a cleaner in my apartment", he says, clearly upset at how far the boy's tumour has advanced since he last saw them. Mohammad's mother explains how she was collecting money from her cleaning job to pay for an operation, but was ordered to leave after an electoral census revealed that she was living and working there unofficially and unregisteres. Now she says that she has to trust Allah to watch over her son, though she admits the tumour is growing at an alarming rate. "I fear for his health," she says, "but I'm more worried about the effect his appearance will have on his relationships with others. The last thing I want is for people to tease him."