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Poverty and migration fuel multidrug-resistant TB in Mexico

04/07/2009 | Antimio Cruz

In the towns along the Mexico–USA border the TB prevalence rate is almost twice that of the Mexican national average because of moving populations, overcrowded conditions, non-adherence to treatment and stigma.

Climate refugees of the future

03/31/2009 | Pinaki Roy

Bangladesh is calling for the rights of environmental refugees to be recognised as the country battles rising sea levels and chronic poverty.

Life on the fringes: survival

01/29/2009 | Aasha Mehreen Amin

Life in Dhaka's shanty towns is a perpetual struggle. Aasha Mehreen Amin spoke to men and women about life in poverty.

Life on the fringes: the cost of health

01/29/2009 | Aasha Mehreen Amin

The rising cost of living in Dhaka’s urban slums, in Bangladesh, has made healthcare an increasingly unaffordable luxury.

The rickshaw puller

03/05/2008 | Siraj Shahjahan

Forced by famine, floods and debt, an estimated nine out of ten rickshaw drivers have migrated to Dhaka, swelling the ranks of the city's urban poor.

Migrants in the big city

03/01/2007 | Chen Xuefei

China has achieved spectacular economic growth in the last two decades. But what is life like for the rural labourers flocking to the big cities in search of work?

Danger money

11/03/2006 | Panos London

An estimated 700,000 Nepalis work overseas, but unskilled workers often take on difficult and dangerous jobs to fulfil their dreams.

India’s women farmers become a force for change

04/03/2006 | Keya Acharya

Women farmers have become a dominant force throughout India, as more and more men migrate to earn money. Yet the pace of land and property rights reform hasn’t kept up.

Second class citizens

09/09/2005 | Panos London

Mass unemployment in rural areas of China is helping fuel the growth of cities. The Migrant Women's Club helps cushion the shock for migrant workers. Chen Xuefei listened in.

ICTs employed to fight identity theft

04/04/2005 | Mohamed Allie

Thousands of poor and often unemployed South African women have been lured into marriages of convenience with foreigners seeking South African residency or citizenship.

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