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The new season of the series, co-produced by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, travels to far-flung parts of the globe including Sierra Leone, Madagascar and Morocco, as well as cities in the U.S. including New Orleans, Los Angeles and San Francisco, to explore how urban planning of communities is ...
BAMAKO, March 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From sweeping to fetching water, washing children to cooking, Sitan Coulibaly's day as a maid in Bamako begins at 6 am and finishes well after dusk. The 17-year-old is used to hard work - but as a farmer, growing millet on her parents' farm in ...

BANGKOK, March 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One year after Afghanistan strengthened human trafficking laws to prohibit the use of boys for sexual entertainment, there is little enforcement and trafficking is on the rise, experts say. "Bacha bazi" - in which young boys are abducted by commanders ...
KHARKHARA, India, March 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Under a full moon in January, this bone-dry village in India's Odisha state bustles with little home feasts, cooked to mark the harvest festival of "Pousha Poornima", which traditionally marks 10 days of freedom for bonded farm workers.
BANGKOK, March 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Young campaigners in Asia are taking to social media to urge their peers to think twice about purchasing products from T-shirts to phones, as part of a campaign to end modern slavery. About 40 million people are trapped in slavery around the globe, ...
MANILA, March 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of homeless Filipinos are ready to illegally occupy empty government housing if a plan to hand over these buildings is delayed, campaigners said, underlining a growing crisis in one of South-east Asia's poorest countries. There are about 4.5 ...

Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. Critics are using the recent scandals to delegitimise aid and humanitarian efforts. We, in civil society, must all be prepared to have this debate - seriously and honestly. For most humanitarian workers, the ...
LONDON, March 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A British charity's decision to move away from celebrity-fronted fundraising appeals for Africa has been praised as daring by the aid watchdog that helped trigger the move, and which had branded an ad starring singer Ed Sheeran as "poverty tourism".
NEW YORK, March 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A giant island of plastic floating in the Pacific Ocean holds as much as 16 times more debris than was previously thought, posing a significant threat to the food chain, scientists said on Thursday. The so-called garbage patch in waters between ...
NEW YORK, March 22(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly 1.5 million people have left sub-Saharan Africa for Europe and the United States since 2010, while millions more are making plans to follow in their footsteps, researchers said on Thursday. Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya were the biggest sources ...
... * Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. As the world marks World Water Day, it is clear we need better groundwater governance to avoid the next big crisis. Every day we awaken to new headlines depicting a world in crisis: storms, floods, ...
KUALA LUMPUR, March 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Upgrading Asia-Pacific's biggest ports to cope with the effects of climate change will cost up to $49 billion, but the bill could be even higher if no action is taken, researchers said. Sustainability consultancy Asia Research and Engagement (ARE) ...
BEIRUT, March 17 (Reuters) - Thousands of civilians streamed out of their towns to escape battles in the north and south of Syria on Saturday, where two different offensives have prompted an exodus in recent days. A new wave of at least 10,000 people fled a rebel pocket to army lines in eastern Ghouta ...
ATHENS, March 17 (Reuters) - Sixteen people, including at least five children, drowned on Saturday when the small boat they on capsized in the Aegean Sea, Greek coast guard officials said. The incident occurred off Greece's Agathonisi island, which is close to the Turkish coast. The nationality of the ...
LONDON, March 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dutch entrepreneur Jack Stuifbergen hires disabled and illiterate people who struggle to find work because he wants his cleaning company to have a positive social impact. But many people think he does it to earn government subsidies, as businesses ...
KUALA LUMPUR, March 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Natural disasters such as drought and floods cost developing countries $96 billion in damage to crops and livestock between 2005 and 2015, highlighting the need to step up protection for poor farmers, the United Nations said. Half the total ...
LONDON, March 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Edward Trainer was 17 when he got caught with "quite a bit of weed" and charged with possession with intent to supply. A different kind of grass keeps the 18-year-old occupied these days: with three other young offenders he mows lawns for the people ...

BANGKOK, March 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indigenous people in India's northeastern Arunachal Pradesh State will get land ownership rights for the first time, but an expert said an expected rush of investment could deprive them of their livelihoods and trigger conflicts. The Arunachal Pradesh ...
KAMANYAKI, Kenya, March 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Edna Kambura was only seven years old when she had "the cut" – female genital mutilation – in her village in central Kenya. "It still hurts to think about it," said the 16-year-old, carrying a toddler on her back as she walked to a borehole to ...
NEW DELHI, March 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tech companies are increasingly reliant on mica to make products from televisions to mobile phones, yet the electronics industry is largely unaware of the origins of a mineral mined globally by children in dangerous conditions, campaigners said on ...
RIO DE JANEIRO, March 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - " Dona Edir, Dona Edir" - the call is heard frequently in the narrow lanes of Canaa, a slum on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. It is for Edir Dariux Teixeira, who is well known among the residents, having spent more than a third of her life trying to ...
KUALA LUMPUR, March 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of families on Vietnam's typhoon-battered coast will receive free storm-proof houses, which can help pull them out of poverty, government and United Nations officials said. Vietnam is one of 10 countries most affected by climate ...
"Look at it. It is completely uninhabitable. It is not even safe to put chickens in. There is no bathroom, just one toilet, and there are 300 people". BEIRUT, March 12 (Reuters) - As the Syrian army pushes deeper into eastern Ghouta under cover of a hammering bombardment, the 400,000 civilians the United ...
BANGKOK, March 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Authorities must thoroughly investigate the murder of an indigenous activist in the Philippines, where defenders of land and environment are increasingly under attack, said a group of Southeast Asian lawmakers on Monday. Ricardo Mayumi was shot ...
BANGKOK, March 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of women farmers marched into Mumbai alongside their male peers on Monday demanding the government recognises their rights over forests and stops the takeover of land for industrial projects. The protesters, who over several days ...
AL-MOKHA, Yemen, March 11 (Reuters) - It took Seham Ali Ibrahim one month to make the dangerous journey from her village near the frontline town of al-Heiss to the relative safety of Yemen's western coast areas, often traveling by foot across battle lines. Now, she lives in a straw hut with three other ...
Nearly 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh since last August to escape a military crackdown in neighbouring Myanmar. Most now live in flimsy, bamboo-and-plastic structures perched on what were once forested hills. Bangladesh is lashed by typhoons, and the Rohingya camps are ...
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico, March 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - T o save the world's oceans from rampant over-fishing, pollution and degradation, countries should hammer out a deal like the Paris Agreement on climate change that sets stringent targets for protection, said the head of global ...
LONDON, March 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Barbie doll in the likeness of British Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams, complete with "boxing gloves to shatter any glass ceiling", has been unveiled to mark International Women's Day. Toymaker Mattel, whose Barbie dolls have in the past drawn ...
PHNOM PENH, March 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fishermen in Thailand remain at risk of forced labour, and the identity documents and wages of some continue to be withheld, despite pressure from major retailers to clean up the industry, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on ...
KUALA LUMPUR, March 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Boys are more likely than girls to suffer the worst forms of online sexual exploitation, according to a report by Interpol and an advocacy organisation that highlights the largely unreported trend. Anti-trafficking groups say the global spread of cheap, ...
About Thomson Reuters Foundation; Search. Sign up for our Newsletter|Member Login · Home · Women's Rights · Climate · Trafficking · Property Rights · Humanitarian · Food · Social Innovation · Videos · Search · Thomson Reuters Foundation News ...
EDMONTON, Canada March 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - T hirteen cities worldwide are projected to see temperature hikes that could exceed 2 degrees Celsius (35.6°F) over the next decade or so, according to a new report. The Belgian city of Leuven faces the highest potential increase among a ...
EDMONTON, Canada, March 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate scientists and city planners are to start charting a global roadmap on how cities can best battle climate change, when they gather at a U.N.-backed summit in Canada's Edmonton on Monday. The three day gathering marks the first ...
KAMPALA, March 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Balancing a heavy clay pot on his head with a baby tied to his back, policeman Francis Ogweng caused a scene as he marched down the busy highway towards Uganda's capital, Kampala. With traffic backed up to the horizon, crowds of men stared and ...
EDMONTON, Canada, March 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate scientists and city planners are to start charting a global roadmap on how cities can best battle climate change, when they gather at a U.N.-backed summit in Canada's Edmonton on Monday. The three day gathering marks the first ...
LILONGWE, March 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Zambian farmers facing more extreme weather are set to get better early warning and weather information to help them cope, as part of a new grant from the Green Climate Fund. In a funding round announced this week, the international climate fund ...
KABUL, March 2 (Reuters) - A suicide car bomber struck on Friday in the Afghan capital of Kabul, killing one person and wounding 14 bystanders, officials said, but there was no immediate claim of responsibility. The attack came two days after President Ashraf Ghani offered to start peace talks with the ...
CAPE TOWN, March 2 (Reuters) - South Africa's parliament will conduct an inquiry into allegations of mismanagement at the water ministry, a senior lawmaker said on Friday, as the country's tourist hub Cape Town grapples with the worst recorded drought in its history. Mlungisi Johnson, chairman of ...
BEIRUT, Feb 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A hotly-debated new law aimed at protecting women in Morocco against domestic violence does not go far enough, said women's rights activists who have campaigned for reform for years. The law passed in the Muslim country earlier this month ...
MUMBAI, March 1(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The death of Indian actress Sridevi in Dubai has highlighted a rarely-discussed issue affecting the families of deceased migrant workers in Gulf countries - long delays in repatriating their bodies. The 54-year-old, who was widely regarded as India's first ...
KUALA LUMPUR, March 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The price of carbon credits must rise drastically if they are to help protect Southeast Asia's tropical forests against rubber plantation expansion, according to researchers. Individuals, companies and countries purchase carbon credits to offset their ...
LONDON, March 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Water stress is increasingly driving migration around the world, but efforts to adapt to worsening shortages could help, a new U.N. study suggests. Water stress - not just shortages, but water-quality issues - is expected to drive more people from their ...
LONDON, March 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly half of the estimated 56 million abortions carried out worldwide each year are unsafe, leading to the deaths of at least 22,800 women every year, according to a major study published on Tuesday. Abortion bans do not stop women having ...
BANGKOK, March 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More popular Southeast Asian islands will be off limits to visitors this year as officials seek to protect eco-systems crumbling from warming seas and unchecked sprawl, despite the risk to tourism revenues and tens of thousands of jobs. Thailand will ...
AGADEZ, Niger, March 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For this ancient town on the southern edge of the Sahara, the flow of desperate migrants trying to reach Europe used to be a boon, not a burden. Abdoul Ahmed, a 31-year-old mechanic in Agadez, measured the good years in customers.


 

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