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Ishmael Beah (left), #UNICEF advocate and former #SierraLeone child soldier, talks to a former child soldier who worked as both a cook and a fighter. The young boy saw three of his friends killed in battle. Ishmael met with him and other children affected by conflict at a #UNICEF-supported school in
16k children have been recruited or used by armed groups in #SouthSudan since conflict began @unicefssudan
When young people experience violence, their chances of becoming future victims or of acting violently themselves as adults increases. On International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and every day, let’s speak out against the violence that robs women and children of their futures
In Malakal PoC, women are coming together to celebrate International Day to End Violence against Women #16days
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We must leave behind a world that nurtures - not harms - the next generation #FightUnfair
Ishmael Beah, #UNICEF advocate and former #SierraLeone child soldier, meets children, some of whom are former child soldiers, at a UNICEF-supported school in Pibor, #SouthSudan. This year we facilitated the release of over 1,700 child soldiers from a military group based in the area. © UNICEF/ Kate
Two girls in #Baghdad proudly show off inked fingers that mean they received #polio vaccination drops. The latest polio vaccination campaign in #Iraq aims to protect 5.8 million children against the disease. #endpolio Via @unicef_iraq.
UNICEF advocate @IshmaelBeah speaks to former child soldier who saw three of his friends killed in battle
"We could have died there [in Syria]" says Ali, 17, who fled to Germany with his younger brother #FightUnfair
Every 5 minutes across the world a child dies from violence #FightUnfair
Children with disabilities are one of the most marginalized groups in society. #FightUnfair:
PHOTOS: Children on the move in Europe face an uncertain future #refugeecrisis
Children have a right to be children. #FightUnfair:
#PhotooftheWeek: Arousig, 16 from #Syria, takes a selfie with her family in the Netherlands. #refugeecrisis
More than half a billion children live in flood-prone areas. #climatechange #COP21
“After the war...I was asking myself why am I still alive.” @IshmaelBeah to former #SouthSudan child soldiers
“After the war in #SierraLeone I was asking myself why am I still alive. There must be a purpose and I was going to find it. I have a chance at this life again I had two choices. Let the pain and grief cripple me or find a way to rise above it. I chose the latter. And trust me. It wasn’t easy.” #UN
From Syria to Germany: A tale of two brothers #refugeecrisis #FightUnfair
Qassim, 13 from #Yemen, is paralyzed. His friends are dead. @UNICEF_Yemen
Swarga Mala Gayali and her husband Monodish Gayani wash the family cow, Kangali, outside their home in West Bengal State, #India. The cow, considered part of the family, is washed every other day. #wateris © UNICEF/NYHQ2015-1950/Gilbertson VII
Every year for next decade 175m children will be affected by natural disasters caused by #climatechange #FightUnfair
#PhotooftheWeek: Arousig, 16 from #Syria, takes a selfie with her family in the Netherlands. “When I look at this picture of me and my family, I really hope that we will soon have a place of our own,” she says. “I also hope that Syria will become safe soon again.” #refugeecrisis
Children with disabilities are among the most discriminated in society. #fightunfair
Children are the least responsible for #climatechange but will live with its consequences. We must act NOW to protect future generations. #FightUnfair
Education is the key to a better future. via @Hopefocus @unicefsomalia

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