Sara Perria

Journalist

Currently in London. Previously in Myanmar/Southeast Asia.

Portfolio
Financial Times
01/01/2018
Rough justice in Myanmar as legal system creaks

As the judge speaks, the defendant's face twists in anger, his body shaking. His family is stunned. Zaw Htwe broke a pane of glass worth 500 kyat ($0.35) while protesting in south-east Myanmar against a quarrying company's renewed licence.

HuffPost UK
01/29/2020
This Country Shows Why Fixing The Plastic Crisis Is So Darn Complicated

YANGON, Myanmar โ€• Golden earrings swing from San San Thwin's ears as she serves customers in her grocery store in Mingalun village, 90 miles from Myanmar's commercial capital Yangon. This is what she has done almost every day for 30 years, but there has been a striking change in recent times: Every item for sale, with the exception of the eggs at the entrance, now comes packaged in plastic.

OpenCanada
09/21/2017
The Unmaking of Myanmar

A Rohingya refugee boy looks on as he stands in a queue to receive relief supplies given by local people in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh September 16, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain A Rohingya boy stands in an IDP camp outside Kyaukpyu in Rakhine State, Myanmar on May 18, 2017.

lastampa.it
12/12/2019
San Suu Kyi, fiori rosa e freddezza: "Nessun genocidio dei Rohingya" - La Stampa

L'AJA. Aung San Suu Kyi รจ entrata nell'aula della Corte Internazionale di Giustizia ieri mattina fasciata nella tradizionale gonna birmana "longy", con la tensione del volto temperata da margherite rosa nei capelli. Ma ha scelto di indossare una giacca nera per respingere le accuse di genocidio rivolte al Myanmar all'Aja.

The Independent
03/01/2017
Fears grow for lives of thousands of Rohingya children in Burma

Fears are growing for the lives of several thousand children in northwest Burma suffering from severe malnutrition and lack of medical care but denied vital aid after a sweeping military crackdown against suspected Rohingya militants.

the Guardian
01/25/2016
On the road with the women building Myanmar

In the mountain village of Kalaw, Myanmar, women in bamboo hats are busy laying the foundations of a road. They woke at dawn, ate mohinga fish soup for breakfast and then joined other female colleagues in the boiling sun. Surrounded by red soil and gravel, the five-month baby of 21-year-old Cho Mi Ko is also on the roadside.

the Guardian
05/13/2015
Rohingya Muslims brave death at sea to escape 'open-air prison' in Burma

Members of the Rohingya ethnic minority have taken to the sea to flee persecution in Burma, but their options are narrowing as both Indonesia and Malaysia refuse new migrants. Residents of the cramped Aung Ming Lar ghetto reveal a bitterly hard life with many willing to risk everything to get away.

HuffPost
05/11/2018
Women Will Pay The Real Cost Of Our Hunger For Cheap Clothes

JAKARTA, Indonesia โ€• The bell rings in a garment factory on the outskirts of the sprawling city, signaling the end of a nine-hour shift. "No overtime for me today," says Istiyaroh as she rushes to collect her belongings from the lockers. Workers gradually flow outside into the steamy late afternoon heat.

The Huffington Post
04/25/2017
A Heartbreaking Look At Leprosy In 2017

YANGON, Myanmar โ€• Su Myant Sandar was 17 when she first noticed a red patch on her cheek. At the time, she was working with her girlfriends at a garment factory on the poor outskirts of this city. She covered the spot with a thick layer of thanaka a traditional plant-based makeup, and continued going to work as normal.

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