Dirk Claus

Senior Photo Editor and Multimedia Producer
Founder Of AsiaJournalist.Com
Biography: Dirk Claus is a senior photo and multimedia editor and photography consultant with over fifteen years experience of producing, commissioning and directing photo assignments in Germany and Asia for print and online publications such as stern... read on
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dirk claus
Jul 31, 2015

In May 2015, hundreds of refugees from Myanmar arrived in Aceh Province, Indonesia. Some of them found their own way ashore while most were rescued at sea by Acehnese fishermen. They have been given urgent humanitarian assistance by the Indonesian Government and local communities in different parts of Aceh, including Lhoksukon, Kuala Cangkoi, Kuala Langsa, Bayeun, and Kuala Simpang.

Photographed Fauzan Ijazah on assignment for UNHCR.


Fauzan Ijazah, also known as Yo Fauzan to his friends, is a photographer/ photojournalist currently based in Indonesia. His work appeared in many publications, The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Global Post, BBC, National Geographic Documentary, Associated Press (AP), NPR, The Guardian, Politiken, PDN, New Internationalist, Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, Devex, L’Express, STERN, among others.

He also has been working on photo assignments for organizations like Save The Children, International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC), Norwegian Red Cross, Canadian Red Cross, USAID, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Terre de Homes, Panos, Islamic Relief, HIVOS, World Bank, Plan International, Save The Children New Zealand, United Nations High Commisioner for Refugees (UNHCR).


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