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MONGOLIA. Ulaan Baatar. Huyga takes a rest in the family's garage-home. The family worry most about the future of their child. Street people suffer discrimination  and social stigma from many areas of societyand find it almost impossible to find jobs. Huyga's future is uncertain but on asking what he wanted to be when he was older he revealed; "I want to be a lama [buddhist monk]. The life is good and I can get a lot of food".<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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