By Christie Bacal
THE place was lifeless. All I could see were ruins, flattened banana trees, uprooted coconut trees and a highway of rocks. What once was a quiet community where the houses stood, commerce flourished and a church gathered people weekly, is now empty with remnants of the darkest hours of the survivors of the flood.
Haitian students in the midst of discussion. Photo by Amy Rhoades
By Amy Rhoades
OUT of the rubble and destruction created by the devastating earthquake of January 2010 in Haiti, young internally displaced persons (IDPs) are being given an opportunity to start afresh through targeted education and skills development programmes.
Women often cultivate land for food and income while men frequently hold the land title, giving them greater access to consultation and compensation. So writes Katherine Heller in her intriguing World bank blog.
By Annie Cosalan
Some floors of the Peninsula Plaza shopping centre in central Singapore are known as “Little Myanmar”.