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Natalie Bailey is a humanitarian reporter with IRIN News, the humanitarian news and analysis service of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. She lives in Bangkok, Thailand and covers issues of health, disaster and poverty in 12 countries in South and Southeast Asia.

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Nepal: Protecting Children From Abuser-Volunteers

3 Comments | Posted October 27, 2011 | 10:34 AM (EST)

KATHMANDU, 26 October 2011 -- Business is booming for volunteer placement organizations attracting adventurous do-gooders to public service throughout this poor, picturesque country. But aesthetics and needs aside, an almost complete lack of regulation has made Nepal particularly vulnerable to the pairing of philanthropy and travel, experts say.

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