Country: Asia Pacific

In pictures: Forging a community out of adversity

Nur al Saba, 38, with her grandson Alam, 6. Going out for walks with him was just one of her pleasures when she used to live in Maungdaw village in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. Nur and her husband Abdul Kausir, 50, lived together with their two sons and their families. Their village was a nice, convivial place. In the evenings, Nur used to sit down with the other women for a cup of tea and a laugh. The family made a living by cultivating rice paddy and keeping 20 cows and four sheep, but their happy and stable life was shattered...

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Seeking hope in darkness

It’s hard enough to help people when you clearly see the pain, exhaustion or panic on their faces. But when thousands file past in the dark, as they arrive from Myanmar at the Bangladesh transit centre, stumbling or just staring blankly, all a small team of doctors and nurses could do was try their best.

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In Pictures: Battling dengue in Pakistan

In the last few months, Pakistan has seen a rise in dengue cases, with over 166,000 cases reported nationwide, and 395 deaths, making this the worst dengue epidemic in the country’s history.

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