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MONGOLIA. Ulaan Baatar. Battsetseg, 36, waits on the streets of Ulaan Baatar for her husband who went out looking for work earlier that morning. With no way of communicating with oneanother, she walks and waits, hoping to meet him. Life on the sreets is unpredictable however, so she spends many hours walking the streets alone, waiting.<br />
As the global financial crisis grips Asia, Mongolia is feeling the implications first hand as the country suffers from rising inflation pushing the price of food and fuel ever upwards. For the country’s homeless, who live in sewers and abandoned garages in the capital and already face extreme discrimination and are denied access to basic health and social care, their lives are hanging in the balance. 2008


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