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Members of a Bangladesh farming community sitting on the highest land in their community, only a few feet above surrounding water and mud.  Photo: Kadir van Lohuizen/New York Times

Bangladesh, with its low elevation and severe tropical storms, is among the countries most vulnerable to the effects of climate change, though it has contributed little to the emissions that are driving it. Photo: Kadir van Lohuizen/New York Times

Borrowed time on disappearing land: Facing rising seas, Bangladesh confronts the consequences of climate change Gardiner Harris New York Times March 28, 2014  See Hunger Notes special report Hunger, the Environment and Climate Change

Lines of election posters across a crowded street. Photo: A.M. Ahad/Associated Press

Bangladesh is a rare Muslim-majority democracy with a growing economy. But the country is at risk as a prolonged political feud continues to generate violence. Photo: A.M. Ahad/Associated Press

Bangladesh’s political unrest threatens economic gains, democracy Anne Gowan Washington Post March 22, 2014

An employee of the Hattigor Tea Estate, which is owned by Amalgamated Plantations, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam in December. Photo: Himanshu Khagta/New York Times

An employee of the Hattigor Tea Estate, which is owned by Amalgamated Plantations, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam in December. Photo: Himanshu Khagta/New York Times

Hope, and homes, crumbling on many Indian tea plantations Max Bearak New York Times February 13, 2014

IMF director cites dangerous increase in inequality in many countries including India and US PTI India Times February 4, 2014

Akhtar, 68, carries a stack of branches through Margalla Hills National Park in Islamabad, Pakistan on January 18.  Photo: Tim Craig/Washington Post

Akhtar, 68, carries a stack of branches through Margalla Hills National Park in Islamabad, Pakistan on January 18.  Photo: Tim Craig/Washington Post

Energy shortages force Pakistanis to scavenge for wood, threatening tree canopy Tim Craig Washington Post February 1, 2014  See HN special report Environment and Hunger

Elderly men sit on benches at Tapgol Park in the Jongro-gu area of Seoul. South Korea has risen from the economic ashes, but its old are increasingly poor. Photo: Woohae Cho/Bloomberg

Elderly men sit on benches at Tapgol Park in the Jongro-gu area of Seoul. South Korea has risen from the economic ashes, but its old are increasingly poor. Photo: Woohae Cho/Bloomberg

For South Korea's old, a return to poverty as Confucian filial piety weakens Chico Harlan Washington Post January 21, 2014

Yomara Velez, right, speaks to a group supporting domestic workers’ rights as they demonstrate across the street from the Indian Consulate General, Dec. 20, 2013, in New York. Photo:Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images

Yomara Velez, right, speaks to a group supporting domestic workers’ rights as they demonstrate across the street from the Indian Consulate General, Dec. 20, 2013, in New York. Photo:Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images

Indian rights groups say Khobragade case shows callousness toward domestic workers Rama Lakshmi Washington Post January 12, 2014

Politicians, Muslim scholars join vaccination effort as violence hinders Pakistan polio drive Pamela Constable Washington Post January 11, 2014 Vaccine aide gunned down in Pakistan Salmon Masgood New York Times December 28, 2013 See more health and nutrition stories

Picture of severely malnourished Afgan child lying on a bed. Photo: Mujahid Safodien/IRIN  

Throughout Afghanistan, there is what doctors call acute severe malnutrition. Most of the cases are seen in children under the age of 5. Photo: Mujahid Safodien/IRIN  

Afghanistan's worsening, and baffling, hunger crisis Rod Nordland New York Times January 4, 2014. See an excellent short video on malnutrition in children.

A farmer worked her land in the shadows of a lead factory in Hengyang, Hunan province, where scholars say soil pollution is especially acute. Photo:Sim Chi Yin/New York Times  

A farmer worked her land in the shadows of a lead factory in Hengyang, Hunan province, where scholars say soil pollution is especially acute. Photo:Sim Chi Yin/New York Times  

Pollution rising, Chinese fear for soil and food Edward Wong New York Times January 1, 2013  See Hunger Notes special report Environment and hunger

 

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