Honorable Mention

Sony Ramany
Born on December 31, 1991, I have been working as a junior photographer at New Age, a leading English language national daily in Dhaka for two years. I joined the photography profession at the age of 20 when I just completed my high school and intermediate college. Besides my job, I am now pursuing a diploma in Photojournalism at Pathshala, South Asian Media Institute in Dhaka. Before joining New Age, I worked for a national photo agency Focus Bangla for more than one year.

Precarious journey of Rohingyas to save lives
Since August 25 more than 626,000 Rohingya refugees fled violence in Myanmar taking refuge at makeshift shelters in reserved forests, felling trees, setting up shanties on hill slopes and elsewhere in Bangladesh. The pace and scale of this movement have prompted the United Nations to call this the ‘world’s fastest growing refugee crisis’ that shows little signs of abating. These vulnerable, traumatized, and helpless Rohingyas are in urgent need of assistance to meet their daily survival needs like food, water, shelter, sanitation and health care have escalated risks of outbreaks of deadly diseases.