Millions aged under five are particularly at risk from the slash and burn fires due to undeveloped immune systemsIndonesian forest fires are putting nearly 10 million children at risk due to air pollution, the United Nations has warned.The fires have been spewing toxic haze over south-east Asia in recent weeks, closing schools and airports, with people rushing to buy face masks and seek medical treatment for respiratory ailments. Continue reading...
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Thousands of troops being called to help as bushfires rage across Australia. Here's what you need to know.
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