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Coronavirus around the world: Asia

Coronavirus around the world: Asia

Note: This is the final blog in a four-part series about how the coronavirus is affecting people around the globe. You can read about the effects of the pandemic in Africa here, Latin America here, and the Middle East here. The coronavirus seems to have infected every...
Thailand’s red-light district is closed

Thailand’s red-light district is closed

Something I never thought I’d see in my lifetime happened last month — every single “go-go” bar in Thailand closed their doors. All of them. The red-light districts went dark. No more neon lights. No more pounding music. No more girls dancing for crowds of potential...
Refugee couples: all they have is each other — and you

Refugee couples: all they have is each other — and you

“… to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part.” When you take your wedding vows, you probably don’t think “for worse” will involve losing your home,...
When a backpack is more than a backpack

When a backpack is more than a backpack

When students returned to school after winter break, you may have had to restock your child’s backpack with new school supplies. But halfway around the world, most refugee children don’t have a backpack or any school supplies to put inside. That’s why they were so...
One month after Hurricane Dorian

One month after Hurricane Dorian

Sept. 1, 2019, is a date few Bahamians will ever forget. It’s the day that Hurricane Dorian arrived … and destroyed everything in its path. At least 61 people were killed, and many more bodies still lie under rubble that has yet to be cleared. Over 78,000 people are...
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