Thanks to Steve Kurtz for this article.
For a 13-year-old boy in this impoverished, teeming city, some things are more important than classes — rice, for one.
“I need to eat first, then school,” said Mohammad Hasan, standing at the back of a line of hundreds of people waiting to pick up government-subsidized rice.
With the price of food skyrocketing around the world, desperately poor and overpopulated Bangladesh is considered one of the world’s most vulnerable nations.
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