AFP's Myanmar correspondent Hla Hla Htay has covered several elections in her homeland. But never has she seen voters smile in their hundreds as they left the polling stations.
Jun 1 2015
Jun 1 2015.
(AFP / Christophe Archambault / Chaideer Mahyuddin)
On May 14, AFP's Christophe Archambault photographed a boat adrift off the coast of Thailand with 400 starving migrants on board, most of them members of the persecuted Rohingya minority from Myanmar. A week later, the vessel reached the coast of Indonesia's Aceh province, where his photographer colleagues Romeo Gacad and Chaideer Mayhuddin were finally able to put names to the faces captured in his dramatic images.
May 15 2015
May 15 2015.
(AFP Photo / Christophe Archambault)
"We are here in the hope our pictures can put a human face on this crisis," writes the AFP photographer Christophe Archambault, who travelled to the Andaman Sea to find a boat carrying hundreds of migrants from the persecuted Rohingya minority, adrift off the Thai coast. "My first reaction is shock. Their faces are completely emaciated. You can see their ribcages, their pointed shoulder bones. We are witnessing a situation of absolute horror."