Local residents and activists in southern Myanmar say indigenous experts are more effective at conservation than the UN, saying top-down plans for massive nature reserves will cut off locals’ access to food and land.
Almost two years after a dam in Laos collapsed, displacing thousands, the people affected struggle to secure compensation while living in deteriorating relocation centers. A group of UN experts is now calling for the governments and companies involved to finally follow through on the recovery effort.
Muslim families are suffering horrific killings, beatings and acts of rape at the hands of Myanmar’s military claim desperate survivors that have fled to Bangladesh. The government says it will investigate.
United Nations officials continue to press the Filipino President on his commitment to clean the streets from the filth of the drugs trade by any means necessary, but he has no time for their protests and says the global body is irrelevant and overstepping the mark.