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In Sri Lanka, Returned Refugees Can’t Find Employment, Blame Bureaucracy, Language Barriers

Region: Sri Lanka

Topics: Human MigrationJobs

Ten years after the end of Sri Lanka’s civil war, many people who fled to India are now coming back. Despite completing their education abroad, jobs, especially government jobs, are out of reach.

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When the Money Isn’t Enough: Reconstruction Funds Still Don’t Cover Costs in Post-Earthquake Nepal

Region: Nepal

Topics: Human Rights

Although reconstruction after Nepal’s April 2015 earthquake has been ongoing, funds have been difficult to access. Some people say that the money from government grants isn’t enough to rebuild; but others can’t access it all, since they don’t meet land ownership requirements.

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A Land of Small Wars: Life on the Line of Control

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: ConflictHuman Rights

Violence is nothing new for the area around the Line of Control, the demarcation dividing the Pakistani and Indian-administered sections of Kashmir. But for the people who live there, life in the crossfire takes a steep toll on their lives.

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Where Warming Waters Kill Trout, Fish Hospitals Are Hatcheries’ Last Hope

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: ClimateEnvironmentWater

Fish farming has become a popular industry in Indian-administered Kashmir, providing a steady livelihood for many – until the fish started to die. To find out why, a local university opened a fish hospital, providing treatment to the fish while determining the cause.

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Growing Number of Women Disabled Amid Kashmir Violence Receive Little or No Aid

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: Human RightsWomen's Rights

Women disabled in conflict-related violence are deemed a burden to their families and don’t have equal access to health care or economic opportunities. The government has mentioned the idea of compensation but hasn't taken any action.

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Sharing Secrets: Nepalese Statue-Making Caste Trains Newcomers in Traditional Art

Region: Nepal

Topics: ArtsJobs

For centuries, Buddhists belonging to Nepal’s Newar caste have been making and selling metal statues and figurines of their sacred deities. But more members of the caste are choosing other careers, and with demand for the sacred sculptures growing, Newar members are revealing the secrets of their art to Nepalese from other castes.

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In India, Farming Is a Way of Life for Many. But Making Ends Meet Is Harder Than Ever.

Region: India

Topics: AgricultureJobs

An agrarian crisis in India has left farmers unable to make a living from their crops. Many have turned to rearing livestock or other pursuits instead, worried that they will not be able to survive.

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In Srinagar, Renowned Floating Gardens Have Been Men’s Domain – Until Now

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: AgricultureJobsWomen's Rights

Dal Lake is known as a jewel of Indian-administered Kashmir. Now, women, who are increasingly cultivating produce on the lake, say it’s key to their livelihoods.

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Dust Flies in Sri Lankan Furniture Shop

Region: Sri Lanka

Topics: Moments

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As Nepal Works to Get Children Off the Streets, Some Hide to Avoid Shelters

Region: Nepal

Topics: Human Rights

Child homelessness is a problem that government officials and organizations struggle to address in Nepal’s capital city and surrounding areas. While they intend to help reunite children with their families or give them a safe place to stay, some children say they would rather be on the streets than return to homes where they might face abuse.

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