Paris Dispatches

Cambodia’s Vietnamese Community Drawn into Commercial Sex Industry

Just as there is a pizza shop or deli on every corner in New York City, so too there is there sex for sale almost everywhere you look in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. On the infamous street no. 63, customers meander nonchalantly in and out of local brothels located between...

Bana Bana and a new era for global remittances

A lonely man is crossing the Savannah in his wooden horse cart, hand-painted in red, yellow and green, the national colous of Senegal. In this wide emptiness burned by the torrid Sahel sun, his unhurried whistling is the only sound one can hear within a radius of...

Maids for sale on the Lebanese market

We stopped the car at an anonymous-looking building just outside Beirut that nearly disappeared behind an enormous yellow billboard. A blue drawing covers half the space of the ad. It pictures an Asian woman in an apron shyly proffering a tray of tea. Her look is...

An Iraqi’s odyssey into the French asylum system

"We were living in a truck when the Americans attacked," said the man in a low and shaky voice. "We hid behind the driver's seat." He was perched on a chair in the refugee service of Amnesty International in Paris, recounting his odyssey with his wife and three...