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In this April 12, 2016 photo, a boy who migrated from drought hit areas of the western Indian state of Maharashtra, carries water to his family’s makeshift hut in Kukse Borivali, 85 kilometres (53 miles) north-east of Mumbai, India. Photo: Rafiq Maqbool/Associated Press

In this April 12, 2016 photo, a boy who migrated from drought hit areas of the western Indian state of Maharashtra, carries water to his family’s makeshift hut in Kukse Borivali, 85 kilometres (53 miles) north-east of Mumbai, India. Decades of groundwater abuse, populist water policies and poor monsoons have turned vast swaths of central and western India into a dust bowl, driving distressed farmers to suicide or menial day labor in the cities. Photo: Rafiq Maqbool/Associated Press

Poor policies blamed as India reels from drought, hardship Nirmala George AP Washington Post April 15, 2016

Refugee camp near Davao. Photo: IRIN

Refugee camp near Davao. The United Church of Christ in the Philippines said in a statement that Lumads, a collective term for the numerous indigenous peoples of Mindanao, continued to be harassed even after fleeing their villages. In December, the displaced community camping around the church received threats that their temporary dwellings would be burned down. Photo: IRIN

Are indigenous Filipinos being murdered for anti-mine activism? How paramilitaries rule by fear in Mindanao Lennart Hofman IRIN News February 26, 2016 Also see Harmful economic systems in action

Reporting on life, death, and corruption in Southeast Asia Thomas Fuller New York Times February 21, 2016

Displaced people leave for their homes in Fata after a successful military operation. Photo: © Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPS

Displaced people leave for their homes in Fata after a successful military operation. Photo: © Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPS

The new normal in Fata Ashfaq Yusufzai Inter Press Service February 11, 2016

Thousands of farmer suicides prompt India to set up $1.3bn crop insurance scheme Agence-France Presse The Guardian January 13, 2016

Women working the fields in India where a vast number farm, but make little money. Photo: © Neeta Lal/IPS

Women working the fields in India where a vast number farm, but make little money. Photo: © Neeta Lal/IPS

India needs to "Save its Daughters" through education and gender equality. India ranks 130th of 155 countries in newly released gender inequality index. Neeta Lal Inter Press Service January 8, 2016

 

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