Behind Enemy Lines
NEW YORK: The Big Apple is in bad shape.
It’s the epicentre of the US fight against the corona virus outbreak. Its people are in lockdown while frontline services wage war against the pandemic.
With over eleven thousand dead, New York City accounts for around one third of all corona-related deaths in the US.
Every day, there are hundreds of new infections and deaths. The city’s hospitals are overflowing, health workers lack medical and protective equipment and morgues have run out of space.
In this intimate portrait of a city in crisis, we follow frontline workers in their battle to slow infections, save lives, and protect themselves and their families from this deadly illness.
Afghanistan: The Healers
KABUL: Almost 180,000 patients, nearly 200,000 artificial limbs. For 30 years, orthopaedic centres run by the International Committee of the Red Cross have provided a lifeline for Afghanistan’s physically disabled – people crippled by air raids, accidents, or through congenital illness.
Many of the staff have been themselves treated at the centers. But no matter how many limbs they make, the patients keep coming. We meet the remarkable medics risking their lives to help disabled people in war-torn Afghanistan.
Brides And Brothels: The Rohingya Trade
BANGLADESH: They have survived rape and the slaughter of their families. Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya girls and women fled Myanmar to escape a military crackdown.
In Bangladesh’s refugee camps they thought they would be safe. But inside the tents that house almost a million Rohingya refugees, women and girls are being bought, sold and given away. Girls are being forced into marriage because relatives can’t afford to feed them, or are being lured to brothels with the promise of good jobs.
We investigate the dangers still facing Rohingya women, and meet the people seeking to exploit them.