Left behind by Myanmar's economic boom, street kids turn to glue to forget hunger, lost dreams

January 19, 2015 7:30 AM

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Left behind by Myanmar's economic boom, street kids turn to glue to forget hunger, lost dreams

In this Dec. 22, 2014 photo, a street child sniffs glue from a tin in the foreground of a roadside garbage dump in Hlaing Tharyar, northwest of Yangon, Myanmar. Since the lifting of Western sanctions, more than 500 foreign businesses have invested $50 billion in Myanmar. But as poor families move from rural areas to the big city in hopes of finding work, many find them selves struggling to get by. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe) (The Associated Press)

In this Dec. 22, 2014 photo, a street child sniffs glue as he walks to join a group of street children in Hlaing Tharyar, northwest of Yangon, Myanmar. Since the lifting of Western sanctions, more than 500 foreign businesses have invested $50 billion in Myanmar. But as poor families move from rural ...

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