This series of photographs depict portraits of babies who are born refugees – in the womb of Rohingya women when crossing the Myanmar-Bangladesh border, and born at refugee camps inside Bangladesh. The future of these babies are called into doubt in the context of them being stateless. Both Myanmar and Bangladesh does not recognise them as their citizen. The babies are aged between 1 day and 3 months old. The approach was to show the babies not as refugees, but as innocent as any other baby would be. The colourful backdrops are blankets given to Rohingya families as relief aid that metaphorically represents the refugee status of these babies. These photographs are meant to provoke doubts around the future of babies born in an alien place where they have no rights and no statehood and are ultimately meant to show that children are the worst sufferers in any conflict, anywhere.
Children make up approximately 58 percent of the total Rohingyas in Bangladesh, according to UNICEF and as per Needs and Population Monitoring Report; approximately 4.9 percent of the total Rohingya population in Bangladesh is pregnant women. It is estimated that 15 percent will have a miscarriage, meaning there will be an estimated 4,015 live births per month or 48,184 live births in 2018.