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SYRIA: Muzoon Almellehan, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

Muzoon Almellehan fled the war in Syria at 14. Now a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, the UN Children’s Fund, she dedicates herself to helping children of her motherland. “Of course, talking is important,” she says, “b...

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Urban Farming: Growing Food in NYC

United Nations - Around 15 percent of the world’s food is now grown in urban areas, nourishing communities and highlighting the importance of agricultural development. Here’s how urban farming is taking off in New Yo...

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Portugal: Syrian Student Gets A Second Chance

United Nations - Six years after civil war broke out in Syria, young students were forced to complete their university education elsewhere. Students like Alaa reached out to the Global Platform for Syrian students, a ...

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Solomon Islands: Uprooting violence against women

United Nations - At least one in every three women and girls will experience physical or sexual violence during their lifetime. Even in such remote places as the Solomon Islands – an apparent island paradise in the so...

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Pakistan: Internally displaced struggle in makeshift camps

United Nations - Many Pakistanis are fleeing their homes to escape military strikes. Thousands seek shelter in schools, which lack basic necessities leading to high risks of illnesses. UNICEF and the World Health Or...

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India: Managing Menstrual Hygiene

United Nations - Young girls in India are struggling to get an education due to the lack of facilities and understanding about their monthly menstruation. Combined with a social stigma that has been handed down for ge...

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Mozambique: Losing Out

Child marriage not only violates the human rights of girls, but also gravely threatens their lives, education, and future prospects. When girls are married, they are expected to begin childbearing while still children...

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Mozambiqe. Losing Out

Child marriage deprives girls of an education and may even put their lives at risk. But efforts are underway to change this practice. We travel to Mozambique to see how a country with one of the highest rates of ch...

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Malala Day: An Education For All Children

Malala Yousafzai was shot and almost killed by Taliban militants in Pakistan on her way home from school, yet her survival only made her a greater global advocate for universal education. The United Nations declared 1...

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Mongolia’s Children: Reaching Out for Education

Mongolia's breathtaking landscapes are home to many nomadic families. But with this lifestyle comes challenges. Educating children who never stay long in one place long is extremely difficult . But now one group has c...

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Ghana: An Education Revolution

United Nations, New York - Across the world, tens of millions of children are missing out on an education. But there is hope. Enrolment worldwide is increasing and now there's a new tool that's bringing education stra...

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Mongolia: Mobile Kindergarten

United Nations, New York, March 2012 - In Mongolia, many young children of nomadic families have never attended kindergarten. In an effort to improve access to early childhood education, an initiative supported by IF...