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Asia's poor urban children left out of disaster prevention - report

By Thin Lei Win | Mon, 3 Mar 2014 01:00 AM
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BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A 12-year-old boy in Kathmandu fears the shoddily-built brick factory he works in will collapse due to heavy rain or an earthquake. Street children in Jakarta say they fall ill when it’s really hot or rainy because they don't get enough food. Filipino kids from Manila’s slums spend a week or two every monsoon in cramped shelters to escape rising waters.

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