A Rohingya Muslim family mourns the death of their patriarch. Yan Thei village is located in a remote part of Rakhine state in Western Burma, about an hour from the ruins of Mrauk U. This village was the site of one of the worst massacres during the 2012 violence which saw most of the homes burned down by Rakhine mobs. Denied citizenship rights and access to education, medical care and the ability to earn a living, many Rohingya are trapped in a desperate situation. The family lacked the money to bribe the police in order to be able to spend a night at the hospital, leaving their father unable to get proper medical care for a kidney condition. He passed away inside his home a few minutes after my arrival.
I've spent the past month reporting across Myanmar, thanks to a generous grant from the International Reporting Project. Please stay tuned for more photographs and stories in the coming weeks.