Migrant worker remittances have transformed the remote Magway Region village of Mauktin, but unscrupulous job brokers have left many residents under crushing debt.
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Seven years after Buddhist mobs burned down mosques and slaughtered dozens of children at an Islamic school, hundreds of Muslims remain displaced and they say the NLD government has done little to help heal or rebuild since.
In a Yangon fever clinic, a photographer witnesses the breadth of emotions the COVID-19 crisis has brought in the time it takes to return a single batch of rapid antigen tests.
The lavish spending of former naval commander U Soe Thane may keep Bawlakhe safe for the Union Solidarity and Development Party, and COVID-19 restrictions are making matters harder for competitors.
The UN called the conference a response to a "dramatic shortfall" in aid funding for what it has previously described as one of the most persecuted minorities in the world.
The government is adamant that voting will go ahead on November 8, but many of the crucial components in a free and fair election are being hampered by COVID-19.