By Miriam Deprez and Andrew Haffner • Mar 19, 2020
As the world locks down and social distancing goes into full effect to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Rohingya refugees living in squalid camps in Bangladesh don’t hold such a luxury. What happens if the virus takes hold in the world’s most vulnerable communities?
By Paul Millar • Mar 17, 2020
Archive Top Read: In 2014, an unlicensed medic infected almost 300 people with HIV in Battambang province's Roka village. In 2017, we visited the residents of the village, who were still picking up the pieces three years on
By Gavin Wheeldon • Mar 16, 2020
British citizen Gavin Wheeldon has been held in a Vietnamese government quarantine near Hanoi since March 14. Here he provides an insight on what day-to-day life is like under complete lockdown
By Alastair McCready • Feb 27, 2020
Despite being Southeast Asia's largest economy, Indonesia's children are among the most stunted and malnourished in the world. The Globe looks at the causes of this public health crisis in the vast archipelago nation
The coronavirus at the heart of the global outbreak now has a name: COVID-19. Here's what we know about the virus that has infectd more than 44,650 people in China and beyond.
By Andrew Haffner and Samantha McCabe • Feb 12, 2020
Top Read from 2018 print archive: Malaysia is grappling with mental healthcare. Affordable and effective treatment exists but is out of reach to many, thanks to a confounding and constricting system
By Foong Li Mei • Jan 28, 2020
Last week, Southeast Asia Globe uncovered the presence of fentanyl in at least one batch of street drugs in Bangkok – potentially the first discovery of its kind in Thailand. With the potent opioid destroying communities across North America, advocates and people who use drugs worry of the potentially devastating effect of fentanyl infiltrating Southeast Asia
By Samantha McCabe • Dec 19, 2019
Farming and food
In the third installment of our eight-week series looking at Cambodia in 2040, we examine how the next two decades will see the Kingdom's food production and farming face a mix of challenges posed by technology, drought and trade. How will a country so reliant on its agricultural sector manage to adapt and survive?
By Simon Roughneen • Dec 18, 2019
Landmines in Myanmar
For the second year in a row, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines has found that Myanmar is the only country in the world where the government is still using landmines. As the devices wreak havoc on communities nationwide, why is international funding to de-mine the country dropping?
By Samantha McCabe • Dec 09, 2019
Drugs in Cambodia
A deluge of cheap pills from the nearby Golden Triangle means many young Cambodians are vulnerable to getting hooked on drugs. But community-based organisations could hold the key to pushing back against addiction
By Thim Rachna • Nov 20, 2019
With the help of foreign donors, Cambodia has taken steps toward universal health coverage. Those in the system say it’s still not enough
By Andrew Haffner • Nov 06, 2019
Ageing in Asia
From our print archive. Ten years ago, we looked at a number of initiatives in the northern Thai town of Chiang Mai that were helping people cope with the poverty and loneliness of age
By Tiep Seiha • Nov 05, 2019