Drew Ambrose

Drew Ambrose

Philippines

'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

Human Rights

Eugenic sterilisation in Japan: 'We all have the right to live'

As Tokyo prepares for the 2020 Paralympics, victims of Japan's forced sterilisation programme are fighting for justice.

Eugenic sterilisation in Japan: 'We all have the right to live'

Tropical Storm

Tanauan: Stronger than the storm

A unique look at the recovery of one small town in the Philippines on the five-year anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan.

Tanauan: Stronger than the storm

Business & Economy

Typhoons and Tycoons: Disaster capitalism in the Philippines

Big corporations are spearheading reconstruction efforts, but some stand accused of exploiting residents.

Typhoons and Tycoons: Disaster capitalism in the Philippines

Human Rights

Zainichi: Being Korean in Japan

As North Korea agrees to denuclearisation, Koreans living in Japan hope for a more peaceful future.

Zainichi: Being Korean in Japan

Tamil Tigers

Abduction and forced disappearance: Sri Lanka's missing thousands

Can the Office of Missing Persons provide answers in a country with the world's second highest number of disappearances?

Abduction and forced disappearance: Sri Lanka's missing thousands

Japan

Kawasaki hate speech: The rise of Japan's far right

As North Korea's nuclear ambitions grow, Japan's far-right nationalist party points the finger at its Korean community.

Kawasaki hate speech: The rise of Japan's far right

Mongolia

Mongolia's child jockeys risk death to race

In Mongolia, children as young as five are risking life and limb to preserve an ancient tradition.

Mongolia's child jockeys risk death to race

Japan

My date with a doll man in Japan

Meet a man in Japan who prefers his 17 dolls to a relationship with real women.

My date with a doll man in Japan

Hong Kong

Meet the people too poor to grow old in Hong Kong

In a city where Rolls-Royces roam the roads, about one third of residents aged over 65 live in poverty.

Meet the people too poor to grow old in Hong Kong

Health

Vientiane Rescue: The deadly streets of Laos

A volunteer ambulance service is struggling to save lives in Vientiane as traffic-related deaths and injuries soar.

Vientiane Rescue: The deadly streets of Laos

Indonesia

Indonesia weighs controversial new drug crime penalties

As the country considers new punishments in its war on drugs, critics say it should instead focus on helping addicts.

Indonesia weighs controversial new drug crime penalties