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New Dangers Stalk Syrian Children Still Haunted by Horrors Under ISIS

New Dangers Stalk Syrian Children Still Haunted by Horrors Under ISIS

Syrians fleeing their homes on the western frontline of Raqqa in mid-July. Youngsters who have grown up in areas controlled by the Islamic State have witnessed astonishing brutality.
Chaos in Central African Republic Imperils Aid Groups’ Work

Chaos in Central African Republic Imperils Aid Groups’ Work

Central African Republic army soldiers in April at Camp Kassai, outside Bangui, the capital. The poorly trained and equipped army of about 4,000 troops has been unable to assert control over the many
Sub-Saharan African Migrants Face Old Enemy in Libya: Bigotry

Sub-Saharan African Migrants Face Old Enemy in Libya: Bigotry

Migrants at a detention center in Zawiyah, Libya, in June.
$8 Million to Aid Poor North Koreans? South Korea and Japan Disagree

$8 Million to Aid Poor North Koreans? South Korea and Japan Disagree

A mill worker in Pyongyang, North Korea. Widespread malnourishment has been reported among children and nursing mothers in the country.
Op-Ed Contributor: How War Created the Cholera Epidemic in Yemen

Op-Ed Contributor: How War Created the Cholera Epidemic in Yemen

A boy rinses a bucket for collecting well water that is believed to be contaminated with the bacteria that causes cholera, on the outskirts of Sana, Yemen, in July.
As Aid Arrives in Yemen, U.N. Warns It Must Not Be a ‘One-Off’

As Aid Arrives in Yemen, U.N. Warns It Must Not Be a ‘One-Off’

A ship carrying food aid docked at the Yemeni port city of Al Hudaydah on Sunday.
India’s internet has a massive gender problem—and it’s holding girls back

India’s internet has a massive gender problem—and it’s holding girls back

The internet in India has a serious gender problem. Just 29% of all internet users in the country are female, according to a report (pdf)…
The Most Dangerous Places for Children in 2017

The Most Dangerous Places for Children in 2017

A boy being carried out of an area in Iraq that had been under Islamic State control. The militant group was suspected of using abandoned and traumatized children as human shields.
Iran Grants Baquer Namazi, 81, Four-Day Release From Evin Prison

Iran Grants Baquer Namazi, 81, Four-Day Release From Evin Prison

Jared Genser, left, a lawyer, with Babak Namazi, a son of Baquer Namazi, in Vienna last year. The elder Mr. Namazi and another son, Siamak Namazi (in background photos) were convicted of collaborating
Iran Grants Baquer Namazi, 81, Four-Day Release From Evin Prison

Iran Grants Baquer Namazi, 81, Four-Day Release From Evin Prison

Jared Genser, left, a lawyer, with Babak Namazi, a son of Baquer Namazi, in Vienna, Austria, last year. The elder Mr. Namazi and another son, Siamak Namazi (in background photos) were convicted of
Unicef Official Resigns Over His Past Conduct Toward Women

Unicef Official Resigns Over His Past Conduct Toward Women

Justin Forsyth in 2016. He resigned on Thursday as a deputy executive director of Unicef.

6 Aid Workers Killed Amid Chaos in Central African Republic

In a very poor nation racked by violence, Unicef said the victims were on their way to create a training program for teachers.
Uphill Battle Against Child Marriage Is Being Won in India, for Now

Uphill Battle Against Child Marriage Is Being Won in India, for Now

Suresh Chaudhary is accused of selling his teenage daughter, Deepa Kumari, for about $300 to a groom, a 31-year-old laborer.
Uphill Battle Against Child Marriage Is Being Won in India, for Now

Uphill Battle Against Child Marriage Is Being Won in India, for Now

Suresh Chaudhary is accused of selling his teenage daughter, Deepa Kumari, for about $300 to a groom, a 31-year-old laborer.
The Fight to Get a Vaccine to Center of Ebola Outbreak

The Fight to Get a Vaccine to Center of Ebola Outbreak

Health care workers preparing a makeshift center to administer an experimental vaccine in Mbandaka, Democratic Republic of Congo, where the outbreak began, in May.
The Fight to Get a Vaccine to Center of Ebola Outbreak

The Fight to Get a Vaccine to Center of Ebola Outbreak

Health care workers preparing a makeshift center to administer an experimental vaccine in Mbandaka, Democratic Republic of Congo, where the outbreak began, in May.
The Fight to Get a Vaccine to Center of Ebola Outbreak

The Fight to Get a Vaccine to Center of Ebola Outbreak

Health care workers preparing a makeshift center to administer an experimental vaccine in Mbandaka, Democratic Republic of Congo, where the outbreak began, in May.
More Afghan Children Are Out of School, Reversing a Trend

More Afghan Children Are Out of School, Reversing a Trend

Afghan children outside their school in Kunduz Province last July. A Unicef study finds that the number of out-of-school children has risen for the first time since 2002.
11 and Married: Malaysia Spars Over an Age-Old Practice

11 and Married: Malaysia Spars Over an Age-Old Practice

Norazila, 14, at her family’s restaurant in Gua Musang, Malaysia. She was dumbfounded when she learned her friend Ayu, 11, had married her 41-year-old father.
11 and Married: Malaysia Spars Over an Age-Old Practice

11 and Married: Malaysia Spars Over an Age-Old Practice

Norazila, 14, at her family’s restaurant in Gua Musang, Malaysia. She was dumbfounded when she learned her friend Ayu, 11, had married her 41-year-old father.