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Lauren DeCicca

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Ayat Ullah Bin Jafar, 17, the youngest member of the Rohingya Football Club, prepares for his afternoon prayer on April 10, 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Ayat left his home in Maungdaw, Myanmar by boat with his mother and two brother when violence errupted in 2012. Now he attends high school at the Ideas Acadamy, a refugee school, which will allow him to further his education. Ayat says he hopes to be a professional football player, but with the lack of citizenship he will be unable to join registered Malaysian teams or even attend university. #refugee #stateless #rohingya #football #malaysia #kualalumpur #gettyimages #reportagespotlight

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The Kedar Kulim Rohingya Football Club stands during the opening ceremony on February 16, 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A group of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar’s Rakhine State formed the Rohingya Football Club in Malaysia back in 2015, hoping to give the Rohingya people a voice through sports and raise their international profile amidst the crisis in the region. Rohingya Muslims are reportedly playing in Football Clubs around the world, including Canada, Australia, and Ireland, while the Rohingya F.C. aims to set up a national team which comprises of these players and show that Rakhine Muslims can succeed in the sport. The United Nations estimate that over 62 thousand Rohingya are currently living in Malaysia and most of them are only able to find jobs as a construction worker or laborer with many staying in makeshift homes near construction sites. Malaysia launched its first Rohingya tournament this year with 24 independent football clubs competing across the Muslim country, hoping to gather support from the Malaysian and Turkish governments to help them succeed at an international level. Over 700,000 Muslim Rohingya have crossed the border into Bangladesh since August last year after the Myanmar military launched a brutal crackdown which was described by the United Nations as 'ethnic cleansing’ while the two countries continue to negotiate the repatriation of the Rohingya refugees. Shot for @gettyimages #gettyimages #getty #football #rohingya #malaysia #kualalumpur #humanrights

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Suhana, 6, plays football in her family's home on April 12, 2018 in Kulim, Malaysia. Suhana's father Mohammed Eoris plays for the Kedah Kulim Football Club and encourages his children to practice sports at home. Football has been a community building method for the Rohingya living in Malaysia, helping to bring people together and raise awareness for the Rohingya crisis throughout the region. Shot for @gettyimages #reportagespotlight #gettyimages #malaysia #girls #sports #football #soccer #kids #rohingya

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A view of Kuala Lumpur on April 9, 2018 in Malaysia. According to UNHCR, over 62 thousand Rohingya are registered in Malaysia. While April 3, 2018 marked the most recent arrival of Rohingya seeking saftey from Myanmar, the UN has seen arrivals increasing steadily since 2012. Shot for @gettyimages #gettyimages #twighlight #kualalumpur #malaysia #sunset #rohingya #humanrights

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The Rohingya Association Football Club huddles before their match on February 16, 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A group of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar’s Rakhine State formed the Rohingya Football Club in Malaysia back in 2015, hoping to give the Rohingya people a voice through sports and raise their international profile amidst the crisis in the region. Rohingya Muslims are reportedly playing in Football Clubs around the world, including Canada, Australia, and Ireland, while the Rohingya F.C. aims to set up a national team which comprises of these players and show that Rakhine Muslims can succeed in the sport. The United Nations estimate that over 62 thousand Rohingya are currently living in Malaysia and most of them are only able to find jobs as a construction worker or laborer with many staying in makeshift homes near construction sites. Malaysia launched its first Rohingya tournament this year with 24 independent football clubs competing across the Muslim country, hoping to gather support from the Malaysian and Turkish governments to help them succeed at an international level. Over 700,000 Muslim Rohingya have crossed the border into Bangladesh since August last year after the Myanmar military launched a brutal crackdown which was described by the United Nations as 'ethnic cleansing’ while the two countries continue to negotiate the repatriation of the Rohingya refugees. Shot for @gettyimages #onassignment #gettyimages #football #rohingya #malaysia #refugees #sport #community #humanrights

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#Repost @opensocietyfoundations with @get_repost ・・・ Jan, a Haitian migrant and mother, cuddles with her two-year-old daughter Angela in the Templo Embajadores de Jesus in Tijuana, Mexico. It’s been eight months since Jan and her family came to Tijuana. Despite the long wait, they still hope to make it to the United States—partially because the work they’ve been able to find in Tijuana has been so low-paying that they’ve been unable to save money or send it back to their loved ones in Haiti. Project by Lauren DeCicca @deciccaphoto. Following the destruction of Hurricane Matthew, there has been an influx of migrants traveling to the United States from Haiti via the border separating San Diego and Tijuana. In 2016, then-President Barack Obama reinstated the deportation of undocumented Haitian migrants and put into effect other policies intended to dissuade migrants from coming to America. But the migrants still came, many of them hoping to stay by the border until the United States implemented more humane policies. The Temploros Embajadores de Jesus, in Tijuana, Mexico, is one of the few safe spaces where these people can wait. The church, which opened its doors in August 2016, is run by Pastor Gustavo Banda with his wife, Caida Guillen. They’ve seen thousands of migrants pass through their church, and they’re working with volunteers to help build more permanent homes for this displaced community. #opensociety #haitianmigrants #haiti #ayiti #everydaymigration #nooneisillegal #refugeeswelcome #climatechange #climatemigration #hurricanematthew #shelterisahumanright #embajadoresdejesus #lifelibertyandthepursuitofhappiness

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#Repost @opensocietyfoundations with @get_repost ・・・ A view of the Templo Embahadores de Jesus, a church in Tijuana, Mexico, run by Pastor Gustavo Banda. The church serves as a safe haven and shelter for Haitian migrants. Templo Embahadores opened in August 2016; within just a year, more than 4,000 migrants had passed through its doors. Project by Lauren DeCicca @deciccaphoto. Following the destruction of Hurricane Matthew, there has been an influx of migrants traveling to the United States from Haiti via the border separating San Diego and Tijuana. In 2016, then-President Barack Obama reinstated the deportation of undocumented Haitian migrants and put into effect other policies intended to dissuade migrants from coming to America. But the migrants still came, many of them hoping to stay by the border until the United States implemented more humane policies. The Temploros Embajadores de Jesus, in Tijuana, Mexico, is one of the few safe spaces where these people can wait. The church, which opened its doors in August 2016, is run by Pastor Gustavo Banda with his wife, Caida Guillen. They’ve seen thousands of migrants pass through their church, and they’re working with volunteers to help build more permanent homes for this displaced community. #opensociety #haitianmigrants #haiti #ayiti #everydaymigration #nooneisillegal #refugeeswelcome #climatechange #climatemigration

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Hong Kong for a few days! #hongkong #travel #asia #night #lights #hk

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I think we can all agree that just one day a year isn't enough to celebrate all of the amazing women in the world, but it was awesome to see so many people out in Chiangmai yesterday evening! Hundreds gathered to march through the old town before gathering in Tha Par Gate for an informational and celebratory evening. Shot for @gettyimages. #internationalwomensday #women #chiangmai #thailand #gettyimages #southeastasia #asia

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I know the rest of the east coast is probably sick of the snow, but I'm super happy that I got one snowy day before heading back to Bangkok on Monday ❄️🤗 #snow #❄️ #home #christmasinmarch

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Back in the US for about a week 🇺🇸❤️❄️ #home #sunset #❄️

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