Starving in Philippines' coronavirus lockdown: A 16-year-old's story

Insight 2020/2021



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Starving in Philippines' coronavirus lockdown: A 16-year-old's story

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The Philippines is undergoing one of the longest city lockdowns in the world. 16-year-old Leia lives with her mother, 23 other siblings, nieces and nephews in a slum at Tondo, Manila. In order to feed herself and her family, she breaks quarantine restrictions to look for food scraps and leftover produce in markets.


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