Tag Archives: poverty
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.
The children scavenging a living in Yangon’s slums
(Southeast Asia Globe, July 2019) 13-year-old Ei Ei Thein knows little of school life – she’s never been. But she could not have been more proud of the borrowed uniform she wore during a recent visit to one of the many scrap-dealers scattered through the slums circling Yangon. A pile of bottles spills beside her […]