First thoughts from Nepal


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I arrived in Nepal this afternoon. I'm here to visit some of Plan's projects and meet some of the folks working on them. But that's all work stuff that I'll be getting into over the next week. For today, I was a tourist. So what about the place itself? My first impressions of Nepal have […]

Vietnam for New Year


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There were thousands of people out on the streets of Hanoi. In the middle of the madness was a large stage, apparently sponsored by Yamaha, that wouldn't have looked out of place at some kind of motorshow. The music was booming — David Guetta-inspired hip-hop-electro fusions — while a loud American chap hyped the crowd […]

Slashed, but not burned, in Hanoi


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We were in Hanoi over the holidays and I should really have known better than to take my bag out of New Year's Eve, especially as the "slash and run" pickpockets of the city are so frequently written about. Lucky for me I caught the people slashing my bag as they did it and although […]

Exploiting West Papua


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Short video I came across today.

Rohingya children in Bangladesh


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Up to 800,000 Rohingya live in western Myanmar and many have fled to southeastern Bangladesh to escape oppression by a ruling military regime. Bangladesh’s two official camps — Kutupalong and Nayapara — are home to 28,000 Rohingya refugees who arrived before 1993, the point at which the government stopped issuing refugee status. Located in Cox’s […]