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Firewood is stacked for sale in a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh. Local residents complain that the Rohingya have cut down all the trees surrounding the camps and burned them in cooking fires. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Sodul Amin, 30, is one of tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees who've gotten chickenpox since December. The highly contagious disease spreads easily in the overcrowded refugee camps. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Chickenpox, The Latest Burden On The Rohingya Refugees

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Children play at a Rohingya refugee camp outside Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh. Mahmud Hossain Opu for NPR hide caption

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Rohingya Settle In For The Long Haul, Even As Bangladesh Wants Refugees To Go Home

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Venezuela's Collapse Puts Strain On Latin American Health Care

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HIV-positive patients and their families protest hospitals' lack of medicines and supplies in Caracas, Venezuela, in April 2018. Some patients are fleeing to neighboring countries like Peru in search of lifesaving anti-retroviral drugs. Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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China's Economy Is Booming, But It's Still Borrowing Heavily From The World Bank

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Venezuelans wait in line for food in northern Brazil in February 2018. The migrants often say the main reasons they've fled are to get food and health care. Andre Coelho/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Collapse Of Health System Sends Venezuelans Fleeing To Brazil For Basic Meds

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The group Handicap International (now known as Humanity & Inclusion) has provided aid in Burundi for 26 years. (Above) Thierry, age 9, was born without his left leg and received a prosthesis from the group, which is now pulling out of the country. Evrard Niyomwungere/Humanity & Inclusion hide caption

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Why Burundi Is Kicking Out Aid Groups

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Tea made from the wormwood plant. Wormwood tea has been used as a remedy for fever, liver and gall bladder ailments — and now it's being tested for the flatworm infection schistosomiasis. BIOSPHOTO hide caption

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If A Worm Makes You Sick, Can This Cup Of Tea Cure You?

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Is Genocide Predictable? Researchers Say Absolutely

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Measles Cases Rise Globally With Spikes In The Middle East, Europe And The Americas

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Why There's So Much Beef Being Sent Between The U.S. And Mexico

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Episode 875: Why Did The Cow Cross The Border?

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