The Wider Image: Last handful of fish: Crisis pushes more Sri Lankans into poverty
Manel Peiris, 68, poses in her kitchen, amid the country's economic crisis, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, August 2, 2022. "I am a heart patient and have to take medicine every day," she said. "Hospitals used to issue medicine for three months. But with the onset of the economic crisis, hospitals don't have medicine and so we are asked to buy from pharmacies. But one month's cost is around Rs 3,400 which I can't afford, so I buy only for one week at a time. Sometimes my husband has to borrow or get an advance from his workplace." REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KIM COLOMBO ECONOMY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.