As many as 1,000 foreign workers have been killed on construction sites in Qatar since it was awarded the 2022 World Cup four years ago. Poor pay, inhumane conditions, malnutrition and death — all are part of life for the men trying to build the new stadiums and hotels, while supporting their families.
Maps tell us incredible amounts of information about the world around us — from where people are to how people interact with geography. And in the US and Western Europe, our maps seem to be updated in near-real time. But in the developing world, map data can be years, even decades, out of date.
Despite the billions spent on eradicating opium poppies in Afghanistan, drug production has never been higher there. And while the country has a fast-growing population of addicts, the cash-starved government has few treatment options available.