In spring of 2021, a collaboration was initiated between two photo collectives, one in Sweden and one in the Cox Bazaar refugee camp in Bangladesh, which has now resulted in a contribution to the exhibition on genocide at the Multicultural Center (MKC) in Fittja, Sweden. A total of 13 young local photographers from the refugee camp have contributed to the project with their photographs that displays an harsh reality, but also the daily life in the camp.
The refugee camp in Cox’s Bazaar is located in Bangladesh and according to the UN is hosting about 800 000 Rohingya refugees who have fled unrest in neighbouring Myanmar over the past several years.
The Rohingya people is one of the world’s most persecuted ethnic groups. More than one million have fled across the Myanmar border to crowded refugee camps in Bangladesh after they experienced horrendous abuses during the Myanmar military’s ‘clearance operations’ in 2017. Because of these atrocities, Myanmar is also facing charges for genocide before the International Criminal Court.
Because young voices matter! In line with the global agenda youth4peace and UN resolution 2250, FPC wants to empower youth to become custodians of their own narrative. FPC creates an interactive platform for reflection on contemporary questions of peace and conflict through creative and documentary photography.
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