More than 35,000 wildfires in Indonesia this year sent authorities scrambling to bring the situation under control. But as the region moves forward, the effects of the fires may have taken a permanent toll on local youth.
Jakarta remains among the least safe cities in the region. But the threats residents face are systemic rather than violent.
Monsoon rains and a lack of adequate precautions is leading to a spike in cases of mosquito-borne dengue fever. Governments and international organisations should recalibrate their efforts to mitigate future epidemics.