Tag Archives: Covid-19

‘I have to do this’: Myanmar garment workers forced into sex work by Covid

When Hla, 19, tried to go back to work seven months ago after having a baby, there were no jobs. Hundreds of garment factories in Myanmar had closed after western fashion brands cancelled orders due to the pandemic, leaving thousands of women jobless. As lockdown gripped Yangon, her marriage broke down, her husband left, and her father […]

In Myanmar, Hunger Overshadows COVID-19 for Yangon’s Poorest

Myanmar’s lockdown will hit the urban poor hard. That’s inspiring charitable donation — and labor strikes.