A Sustainable Safety Net

Net-Works is an innovative initiative that empowers people in coastal communities to collect and sell discarded nylon fishing nets – with fantastic environmental benefits

Tuk-Tuk Adventures

It may not be the most efficient mode of travelling long distances, but for a charity awareness ride, a tuk-tuk expedition turns heads and helps to make real change.

The Colour of Sound: A Lighter Shade of Possibilities

text & photos: Sophie Ibbotson and Maxwell Lovell-Hoare MOST PEOPLE can agree that grass is green, the sky is blue and that ladybirds are red...
China , Opium , Drugs

When Opium was used for Toothaches

We know of opium as the addictive narcotic that once held Asia drugged and spellbound. But the people of Myanmar, Laos and Thailand – still major producers of this “joy fruit” – once had a healthy relationship with its intoxicating effects

Mustang Movement

Text & photos by Saransh Sehgal A Buddhist Kingdom on the Edge. Within the imposing Himalayan mountains lies the former kingdom of Mustang that now...

Cash in Hand

Conflict and displacement often lead to food and nutrition insecurity of vulnerable populations. Once the conflict is over, families sometimes find it difficult to get back on their feet. Meanwhile, WFP works with the national and local government in the Philippines to bring about social protection programmes, including cash-based transfers.

Celebrating Earth with the late H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej, King of Thailand

According to the United Nations: The equivalent of one soccer field of soil is eroded every 5 seconds. It can take up to 1,000...

From the Edge – Fighting the flow of illegal wildlife

Text and Photos  Adrian Page The introduction of the Black Act meant that death by hanging was a real prospect for those convicted of poaching...

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