South Asia

Afghani people on the street

Germany to take in 1,000 at-risk Afghans every month

Germany’s new program will support Afghans suffering persecution at the hands of the Taliban, including women’s and human rights advocates and people who have persecuted because of their religion, gender, or sexual orientation.

Plastic waste

India single-use plastics ban goes into effect

The country generates around four million tons of plastic waste per year, about a third of which is not recycled and ends up in waterways and landfills that regularly catch fire and exacerbate air pollution.

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