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Comedian Kavin Jay and Instagram influencer Elvi made a day trip to a rubber plantation where they had their first taste of Cambodia’s “number one food”, nom banh chok, prepared by their host Liza, a Cambodia migrant.
© OHCHR Malaysia/Puah Sze Ning

Malaysia: ‘Everyone has a migration story’, now let’s eat

Every recipe has a story, from Pakistan’s signature chicken korma to kaldu kokot cooked on Indonesia’s Madura Island. The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) has set the table for an innovative campaign that brings seven recipes to life, tackling a wave of hate speech against migrants and refugees by serving up the rich diversity of food and culture they bring with them to Malaysia.

 Isatou, Mariama, and Fatoumatta no longer have to stop going to classes during their periods, thanks to a UNFPA programme that supports production and free distribution of reusable sanitary pads, including for girls at St. John's School for the Deaf in …
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Menstrual Hygiene Day: Putting an end to period poverty

Fatoumatta Fatty’s commute on an old, malfunctioning wheelchair takes up to two hours during rainy season in The Gambia, but she is happy joining her co-workers at a sanitary pad production centre, where she takes pride in making products that help women overcome “period poverty” across the country.

Millions of people in the Sahel region of Africa are facing food insecurity caused by consecutive failed rainy seasons, desertification, and a fragile security landscape.
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Trafficking in the Sahel: Killer cough syrup and fake medicine

In the summer of 2022, 70 Gambian babies and young children died from kidney failure after ingesting cough syrup spooned out by their caregivers. The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a global alert that four tainted paediatric products had originated in India, as local health authorities continue to investigate how this tragedy unfolded.