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‘I can’t speak but my photos do’: how a mute Rohingya boy talks to the world

In 2017, a crying Asom Khan became the face of Myanmar’s refugees. Now 15, he has discovered his own passion for photographyHis own sign language of sweeping, dramatised gestures is rarely fully understood by those outside Asom Khan’s closest friends a…

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‘Headaches, organ damage and even death’: how salty water is putting Bangladesh’s pregnant women at risk

As rising sea levels and extreme weather contaminate drinking water sources, doctors are seeing alarming numbers of women with serious health problems including pre-eclampsiaPhotographs by Farzana HossenIn the small, crowded ward of the Upazila Health …

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Used, abused and deported: migrant workers land back in Bangladesh after Saudi dreams turn sour

As the Gulf kingdom bids to host a World Cup that will see its reliance on cheap foreign labour soar, planeloads of men already return daily to Dhaka, gaunt, dazed and brokeAmong the joyful family reunions at the arrivals gate at Dhaka’s internationa…

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Death, abuse and torture: traffickers hold fleeing Rohingya to ransom for up to £3,000 a time

People trapped in the world’s largest refugee camp hope to seek new lives elsewhere despite threats facing them as they attempt to leave BangladeshEven as dehydration was getting to their passengers, the traffickers using boats to carry hundreds of Roh…

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Why Bangladesh is running out of options in the face of extreme weather

The south Asian country is a world leader in climate adaptation, but without more funding the country will struggle to protect its people, a report warns As far back as she can remember, Shahanaz Ali has been running from cyclones. “Moving constantly f…

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‘Me and my menopause’: a view from women around the world

Millions of women are being let down by lack of support during and after menopause. We asked six, from Brazil to Bangladesh, to share their stories of fighting stigma, dealing with symptoms and supporting othersRead more: A menopause revolution is stir…

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