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A Losing Battle

A plague of locusts is adding to the already-considerable misery in rural Tajikistanby Ravshan Kasimov SOGDIY REGION, Tajikistan–Despite her age, 70-year-old Gulsara Yakubova is out in the fields of the Druzhba (“Friendship”) peasant farm, helping her son, Alisher, plant peanuts. This is her last hope to stave off starvation for herself and her son’s family–with […]