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Covid-19 Raises New Hurdles for CSOs

Covid-19 Raises New Hurdles for CSOs

Civil society organizations in Southeast Asia have responded swiftly to the pandemic, in many cases more nimbly than governments. But civil society is also struggling to cope in a time of emergency government powers and shrinking civic spaces.

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Podcast: The Crisis and the Cracks—Pakistan’s Covid-19 Experience at Taftaan

Podcast: The Crisis and the Cracks—Pakistan’s Covid-19 Experience at Taftaan

When a Karachi student returning from Iran became Pakistan’s first documented case of Covid-19, the government quickly moved to quarantine thousands of Shia pilgrims at the remote outpost of Taftaan on the Iran-Pakistan border. But Pakistan’s pandemic response soon stumbled in the resource-poor periphery of the borderland.

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Myanmar Peace at a Crossroads in 2020

Myanmar Peace at a Crossroads in 2020

As the National League for Democracy concludes its first term in government, peacebuilding in Myanmar is at a crossroads. With another election approaching, conflict increasing, and instability compounded by Covid-19, this is a crucial time to reimagine a future peace and how Myanmar can achieve it.

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Books for Children in Nepal’s Mother Tongues

Books for Children in Nepal’s Mother Tongues

Nepal has nearly 200 indigenous languages, each with its own rich folklore and heritage. The Let’s Read project is bringing this heritage to life for Nepali children, in books written in their own mother tongues.

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Counseling the Counselors amid Covid-19

Counseling the Counselors amid Covid-19

Sri Lanka’s national mental health service has been overwhelmed by the pandemic. A new program is giving stressed-out counselors professional support and guidance to navigate the Covid crisis.

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