Galleries: Rohingya Refugee Portraits, Bangladesh. 2009: rohingyasportraitsweb-3

Salma Khatoo 25 and Mohammad, 6.Mohamed is mentally handicapped.Salma recalls the journey from Burma as the most difficult experience of her life. She was heavily pregnant - she had decided that she had no desire to bring a child into such an oppressive country  - and her husband fell ill in the days before their depature, his body  so racked with such sickness as they trampled through the jungle that she thought he would die on several occasions. Mohammad was born soon after they arrived at Kutupalong, but quickly began to display physical abnormalities. He is now completely unable to walk, and their unregistered status means they can expect no help from the local hospital, though Salma is optimistic that the doctors at the makeshift Medecins Sans Frontieres clinic may be able to assist him.

Salma Khatoo 25 and Mohammad, 6. 

Mohamed is mentally handicapped. 

Salma recalls the journey from Burma as the most difficult experience of her life. She was heavily pregnant - she had decided that she had no desire to bring a child into such an oppressive country - and her husband fell ill in the days before their depature, his body so racked with such sickness as they trampled through the jungle that she thought he would die on several occasions. Mohammad was born soon after they arrived at Kutupalong, but quickly began to display physical abnormalities. He is now completely unable to walk, and their unregistered status means they can expect no help from the local hospital, though Salma is optimistic that the doctors at the makeshift Medecins Sans Frontieres clinic may be able to assist him.