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In Vietnam’s aging society, homeless women find shelter with nuns

Homeless people are invisible The Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs reported that in 2019 the country recorded 11.4 million elderly people. Of those, only 10,000 people were under care in centers for the homeless. Beggars, vagrants, sex workers, orphans, people with mental illnesses and those who have no dwellings …

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To the Parents of Graduates With Disabilities

a graduate hugging her father To the Parents of Children with Disabilities in the Class of 2020, For the first time in the history of parenthood, every parent is standing in your shoes. Life has not turned out as planned, and they are grieving. They are mourning what should have …

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Parents of special needs son battle COVID-19

Amy and Matthew Being ill with coronavirus may have been the easiest thing Amy Waters dealt with this spring. The 56-year-old Luling resident is a teacher at Hahnville High School. When schools closed in March she began working from home, and in less than two weeks she became ill. “I …

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Despair for the ‘lockdown generation’

A young woman searches for a job vacancy ad. The Covid-19 pandemic lockdown has resulted in a surge of unemployment. (Photo by Pawat Laupaisarntaksin) Fin and Ploen, a young Thai couple I’ve known for some time, graduated with bachelor’s degrees in Chinese language last year. Their dreams are simple: having jobs, …

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