Selim Ullah sits beside the body of his eighty year old mother who died just a few hours before at Kutupalong refugee camp. He and his brother carried their mother on their shoulders for eight days until they reached the safety of Bangladesh after fleeing conflict in Myanmar. The United Nations reported that by 29 September 2017 more than 500,000 Rohingya refugees had crossed the border from Myanmar into Bangladesh. They are fleeing a campaign by the Myanmar military that began on 25 August 2017, responding, according to the military, to attacks by Rohingya militants against several police posts in which 12 officers were killed. The UN, however, have described the military action as 'a textbook example of ethnic cleansing', stating that the campaign is 'clearly disproportionate'.