When shop-owner Nazir Masih left Pakistan in the late 1970s to try his luck in the oil-rich city of Abu Dhabi, he did not imagine a future of detention and deportation.
Though Qatar has been reforming its laws on migrant labor, little is being done to address the system’s underlying deficiencies.Comments closed
Toxic smog in Pakistan’s second largest city risks the health of its residents, but the government is failing to address the issue.Comments closed
CISARUA, Indonesia — Indonesia is a transit country for approximately 14,000 refugees, half of whom are from Afghanistan. In the interim period, the refugees cope by playing long games of soccer.Comments closed
“There’s nothing here,” says Farzana Khatoun, surveying the dry expanse of land before her. “We don’t even have enough water to wash up for prayer, do our laundry or wash our dishes.” Khatoun cannot simply turn on a tap and expect water to gush out; her home is not connected to the water pipelines of Karachi, the sixth most water-stressed city in the world.Comments closed
ALLAH BACHAYO KHASKHELI, Pakistan — From 8am to 4pm, 25-year-old Samina Khaskheli travels door-to-door in rural Pakistan handing out free samples of condoms, birth control pills, and intrauterine devices.Comments closed
A suicide bomb attack on Lahore’s Christian community on Easter Sunday has highlighted the precarious position of Pakistan’s religious minorities.Comments closed
On August 29, 2012, in Yemen’s eastern Hadhramaut province, a U.S. drone struck the village of Khashamir.
The strike allegedly killed Waleed bin Ali Jaber, a 26-year-old policeman, and his brother-in-law Salem, a 43-year-old religious leader who delivered a sermon against al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) the Friday before his death.Comments closed