Podcast: Nuns call for help amid food shortages

One group of people experiencing particular hardship due to restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19 are Buddhist nuns across Myanmar.

Hundreds of nuns say they have been unable to gather alms and donations during the pandemic, and now face serious food shortages. With monasteries prioritized for support, it seems nunneries are missing out – and some are reaching out on social media for help.

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