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Poverty and climate change push Cambodian families into booming brick industry

Cambodian children are working in brick kilns across the country despite government denials, an expose has found.
from Thomson Reuters Foundation on Feb 13, 2020.

Globalisation and extremism - join the dots

Taking the highlands of Ladakh as her starting point, Helena Norberg-Hodge reveals how the economic process of globalisation has made us all increasingly insecure.
from New Internationalist on Feb 11, 2020.

KP farmers resort to medieval tricks as Pakistan declares locust emergency

Outdated technology and lack of resources become hurdles in the government’s drive to control the locust infestation that has moved from Sindh and Punjab to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
from Thethirdpole on Feb 6, 2020.

Dhallywood dreams

Under a tree in the studios of Bangladesh’s struggling film industry, women extras in the shadows of glamour wait for work.
from New Internationalist on Feb 4, 2020.

Kenya’s blood banks are running dry after the US ended aid

When Sheilla Munjiru entered the world on Jan. 5, her skin was a sickly shade of yellow.
from Washington Post on Jan 31, 2020.

The fight against leprosy

With tens of thousands of new cases of leprosy detected globally.,Is any progress being made in the fight to eliminate the disease?
from GFA on Jan 27, 2020.

The Chinese couple who dared to have a third child

After China ordered local authorities to relax their birth-control policies, a couple thought it was safe to have a third child. They were wrong
from Sixth Tone on Jan 21, 2020.

Why India needs to buy better water data from China

Brahmaputra river water data is shared by China with India, but a weak understanding of hydrology means that the data is coming from the wrong places.
from Thethirdpole on Jan 14, 2020.

Seizure of Parliament plunges Venezuela into deeper turmoil

Nicolás Maduro's government has seized control of Venezuela’s parliament, and an already damaging conflict could drag on if it is not persuaded to reverse course.
from ICG on Jan 8, 2020.

Acid attack survivors cafe attracts visitors from around the world

The women of Sheroes’ Hangout serve coffee and share their personal stories
from Global Citizen on Jan 6, 2020.
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