Burma – By Election

On April 1st 2012, Burma (Myanmar) held a landmark by-election. For the first time, National League for Democracy (NLD) leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi ran for political office.

Mongolia – Surviving the Winter

Under the streets of Ulaan Baatar, the coldest capital city in the world, many children struggle to survive the bitter winter. Munkhbat & Altangeret are both 15 and have lived in a manhole together for over 3 years.

South Sudan – Growing Pains

South Sudan gained Independence on 9th July, 2011 following decades of civil war. With a lack of clean water, food, basic health care, an illiteracy rate of 92% and a huge returning population, it faces many challengers.

Bangladesh – A Changing Climate

Communities living in the coastal region of Bangladesh are already feeling the effects of climate change. A combination of rising sea levels, catastrophic cyclones and tidal surges are killing off once fertile land.

Mongolia – Urbanisation & Effects

Mongolia’s rapid urbanisation is having a profound effect on the capital Ulaan Baatar. Over one million people, about 40% of the population, now live in UB.

Chad – Surviving Darfur

Four years of conflict in Darfur has led to an escalating humanitarian crisis in neighboring Chad with over 240,000 Sudanese refugees seeking shelter in the east of the country.

Congo DRC – Cost of Gold

Mongbwalu in Eastern Congo is home to one of the world's richest gold fields yet the people live in extreme poverty and have endured years of conflict.

Aceh – Asian Tsunami

On Boxing Day 2004, a devastating Tsunami ripped through the town of Banda Aceh in Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, killing over 130,000 people.