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Disenfranchising asylum seekers and migrants

"I was surprised and became disillusioned when I was told that I could not register to vote: it was like bondage not to be able to exercise a civic right; I could not believe it."
from Free Word on May 6, 2015.
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Nepal earthquake survivors said to be targeted by trafficking rings

In the aftermath of Nepal’s earthquake come reports that human trafficking rings have infiltrated relief efforts and are attempting to lure the women into “jobs” at brothels.
from Global Despatch on May 6, 2015.

Outrage over detention of TV crew investigating Qatar World Cup

A media watchdog has condemned the detention of a German TV crew investigating the conditions of migrants building infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
from RSF on May 6, 2015.

Celebrity species ‘can help save other wildlife’

‘Celebrity’ endangered wildlife can help save less well-known or ‘forgotten’ animals, if conservation funds are used wisely, say environmentalists.
from CEED on May 6, 2015.

Children dying from urban rich-poor gap

The survival gap between wealthy and poor urban children is greatest in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ghana, Kenya, India, Madagascar, Nigeria, Peru, Rwanda and Vietnam, says a report.
from Save the Children on May 5, 2015.
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Nepal: Earning back the people’s trust

The Nepal earthquake has put out on full display just how badly governed the country is, says Tsering Dolker.
from Nepali Times on May 6, 2015.

A farewell to Sabeen Mahmud

Sahar Habib Ghazi reports on the murder of one of Pakistan’s most prominent activists.
from New Internationalist on May 6, 2015.
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How tasty forest foods can help solve the global hunger crisis

Forests could be essential to global food security, particularly when considering the importance of diverse, nutritionally-balanced diets.
from The Conversation on May 6, 2015.
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