Three-year-old Ismat was brought to the Rohingya camp’s health care facility in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, for a COVID-19 test on 21st July 2020 because her mother, Sanowara, suspected that both her daughters were infected, after coming in contact with her father-in-law, who has tested positive and was in isolation. As of 23 August 2020, six Rohingya refugees had died from COVID-19, and 88 members of the community had tested positive for the virus. However, these numbers were based on tests conducted on 3,931 refugees, which is less than one percent of the Rohingya population in the camps.
Fabeha Monir is a Bangladesh based visual journalist who uses still images, text and video to provide multi-faceted storytelling for editorial and nonprofit clients. As a humanist photographer, she tells people-focused stories that explore the themes of social development, migration, gender violence, and forced exile in marginalized communities. She uses an intimate and involved storytelling approach to communicate meaningfully about the human experience.