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The Children of Sudan

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United Nations- In the shadows of the on-going conflict in South Sudan, thousands of children have been left homeless, separated from their families. UNICEF is working to reunite these children with who have been sepa...

Mozambique: Losing Out

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United Nations - 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 whi...

India Fishermen

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United Nations- Freedom from a modern form of slavery -- that was the aim of a small group of fishermen in a village on India's southern coast. Could they escape the grasp of moneylenders who had controlled them for g...

Brazil: The Water and Waste Warrior

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United Nations, April 2014 - Clean water for drinking, cooking and washing is beyond the reach of hundreds of millions -- and about a third of the world's population don't have access to good sanitation. But the she...

The Philippines – Bottleman

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Turning on a light at the flick of a switch is something many people take for granted. But for one fifth of the world's population, it's simply not an option, relegating them to a life of "energy poverty". We meet o...

India – No toilet, no bride

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It's no secret... basic sanitation helps stem the spread of disease and improves health. And living without access to clean and safe toilets can flush opportunity down the drain. But in India, where hundreds of mill...

Senegal: A New Way of Cooking, A New Way of Life

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Senegal's energy transformation is beginning in the home. The World Bank is supporting a government energy project which includes a locally made cook stove, saving money for women across the country. The cook stove us...

Afghanistan: Ending Child Marriage

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Engaged at just ten years old, Farzana was promised to a 50 year-old farmer, already married with six children. Child marriage is not an unusual practice in Afghanistan, it is an age-old custom. UNICEF is working wit...

Rebuilding Haiti

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In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake of 2010, millions of Haitian lives were shattered, particularly those of young people. UNDEF is supporting projects around Haiti to boost the potential of the country's y...

Jordan: Sweet Memories for Syrian Refugees (3’58”) —

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More than 500,000 Syrian refugees have crossed into Jordan, with more still displaced each day due to the continuing conflict in their homeland. Now a branch of the famous Syrian ice cream parlor, Bakdash, has opened ...

Zimbabwe. Pot of Gold

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Zimbabwe's billion dollar gold-mining industry is crucial for the country's struggling economy but, traditionally, more than half the country's population has been excluded from taking part. But now Zimbabwean women ...

Mozambiqe. Losing Out

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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...