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Eritrean radio host helps fleeing compatriots at risk of kidnap, drowning

Nov 30 2016

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The desperate voice of a 22-year-old Eritrean mother kidnapped in the Sinai desert will haunt Meron Estefanos forever.

Myanmar refugee doctor wins humanitarian prize for clinic in Thailand

Nov 16 2016

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Cynthia Maung saw the suffering of fellow refugees who had fled Myanmar's crackdown on a pro-democracy uprising in the late 1980s and sought sanctuary in neighbouring Thailand, she knew she had to do something about it.

Myanmar refugee doctor wins humanitarian prize for clinic in Thailand

Nov 16 2016

LONDON, Nov 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Cynthia Maung saw the suffering of fellow refugees who had fled Myanmar's crackdown on a pro-democracy uprising in the late 1980s and sought sanctuary in neighbouring Thailand, she knew she had to do something about it.

From stray to screen, the cat putting the spotlight on homelessness in Britain

Nov 03 2016

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A ginger tabby cat called Bob brought the plight of Britain's homeless to the big screen on Thursday as new figures estimated the number of children living on the streets or in temporary accommodation this Christmas would hit a nine-year high.

British companies told 'no excuse for inaction' against slavery

Oct 17 2016

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Some of Britain's biggest firms are failing to properly check their supply chains for exposure to modern-day slavery despite tougher laws and a government-led crackdown on human trafficking, a monitoring group said on Monday.

Britons most concerned about immigration in global 'worries poll'

Oct 13 2016

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain is the country most worried about immigration and border control, according to a global survey published on Thursday as the government vowed to crack down on migration as it prepares to leave the European Union.

British PM to human traffickers: 'We are coming after you'

Oct 12 2016

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British Prime Minister Theresa May vowed on Wednesday to put the UK at the forefront of global efforts to eradicate modern slavery, warning human traffickers: "We are coming after you."

Former captive of Islamic State dedicates rights award to persecuted women

Oct 11 2016

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Yazidi woman who was held captive and raped by Islamic State militants in Iraq paid tribute to persecuted women and victims of human trafficking around the world as she received a human rights award from the Council of Europe.

One girl under 15 married every seven seconds, says Save the Children

Oct 10 2016

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One girl under 15 is married every seven seconds, according to a report by Save the Children released on Tuesday, with girls as young as 10 married off - often to much older men - in countries including Afghanistan, Yemen, India and Somalia.

Nine in 10 women in Britain happy to be female – BBC poll

Oct 10 2016

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women in Britain today are much happier with being female compared to 70 years ago, according to a BBC poll published on Monday, which also shows they are more positive about marriage and happier with their choice of husband.

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