Stateless women

Yo Fauzan Ijazah

AK, a Rohingya refugee cries as she is waiting to be transported to a temporary shelter, East Aceh, Aceh province, Indonesia

In May 2015, hundreds of refugees from Myanmar arrived in Aceh Province, Indonesia. Some of them found their own way ashore while most were rescued at sea by Acehnese fishermen. They have been given urgent humanitarian assistance by the Indonesian Government and local communities in different parts of Aceh, including Lhoksukon, Kuala Cangkoi, Kuala Langsa, Bayeun, and Kuala Simpang.

Yo Fauzan Ijazah

SB (16) and AK (18), Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, at a temporary shelter in Bayeun, East Aceh, Indonesia.

Photographed on assignment for UNHCR.

Fauzan Ijazah, also known as Yo Fauzan to his friends, is a photographer/ photojournalist currently based in Indonesia. His work appeared in many publications, The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Global Post, BBC, National Geographic Documentary, Associated Press (AP), NPR, The Guardian, Politiken, PDN, New Internationalist, Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, Devex, L’Express, STERN, among others.

He also has been working on photo assignments for organizations like Save The Children, International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC), Norwegian Red Cross, Canadian Red Cross, USAID, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Terre de Homes, Panos, Islamic Relief, HIVOS, World Bank, Plan International, Save The Children New Zealand, United Nations High Commisioner for Refugees (UNHCR).