Today, three Rohingya youth has won the prestigious “Shorty Award” organised by Fortify Rights and Doha Debates. Dil Kayas, Omal Khair and Azimul Hasson who lives in Bangladesh refugee camps won the photography competition and received the top honour in the category of “Best Work for Immigration and Refugees” during the 5th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards. The group was also a finalist in the category of “Storytelling.”
The following three are the survivors of Rohingya genocide who has been constantly documenting their lives in Cox’s Bazar refugee camps on Instagram, amassing thousands of followers.
One of the winners Azimul Hasson said, “Thank you so much, Shorty Awards, for this award. This project is important to us as well as our community. We can now show what life in a refugee camp is like. We are very grateful to receive this award. It’s encouraging for us. We will keep doing our work.”
Our reader can follow them on Instagram at @dilkayas, @omalkha and @azimulhass.