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The future of Zambia

The country has great potential to be a mover and shaker on the world stage, and I’m sure the people we met will continue Zambia’s recent progress. …

Report: 786 Children Died Of Abuse In Plain Sight Of Authorities

A shocking report released by the Associated Press shows that at least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. over a six-year span, all in …

Child Welfare

A teen’s horrifying tale of solitary confinement at Rikers

Every year, thousands of teens are held in solitary confinement in jails, prisons and juvenile halls nationwide. This is the story of Ismael “Izzy” …

Solitary Confinement

Child soldiers in Central African Republic more than doubled, says charity

The number of child soldiers in the Central African Republic (CAR) has more than doubled – and possibly quadrupled – since sectarian conflict erupted last year, putting them at risk of long-term psychological damage, Save the Children warns.

An estimated 6,000 to 10,000 boys and girls are currently …

Central African Republic

This “Minecraft” Community Is Saving The Lives Of Children With Autism

How a $2.50 experiment turned into one of the best places on the internet.

Angela was on call when a young boy with autism — who I’ll call Tim — came up to her for help. Tim’s friend had recently committed suicide, and it was clear he was shaken and upset. Within minutes of talking, Angela …

Developmental Disabilities

The woman saving Uganda's lost and abandoned children

Ugandan activist saves orphans

African Voices is a weekly show that highlights Africa's most engaging personalities, exploring the lives and passions of people who rarely open themselves up to the camera. Follow the team on Twitter.

(CNN) -- In 2010, Ugandan journalist Gladys Kalibala embarked on a …

Africa

30 Uplifting Photos Of Entrepreneurs In The Developing World

CGAP/Hailey Tucker

Boatmen in India, brick makers in Peru, and fishermen in the United Arab Emirates — these are just a few of the low-income entrepreneurs who make developing countries run.

While their income doesn't always factor into the GDP, they undoubtedly contribute to the world economy. These …

Stories from UNICEF

UNICEF

Pakistan Taliban school attack kills 141, including 132 children - as it happened

Pakistan

Resilience and Hope – The Children of South Sudan

One year since fighting broke out in South Sudan, UNICEF looks back at the some of the inspiring and resilient children involved in the Learning for

India's Newest Heroine Breaks Rape-Talk Taboo with Comic Book

A beautiful woman, wrapped in a sari, sits calmly on top of a ferocious tiger. This is how much of the world meets Priya, India's newest superhero and a rape survivor.

Created by Indian-American filmmaker Ram Devineni, 'Priya's Shakti', a comic with futuristic augmented reality features, combats the …

Solar sunflower could bring clean energy anywhere - CNN.com

Solar sunflower inspired by nature could bring clean energy anywhere

(CNN) -- Imagine a transportable solar power station that tracks the sun like a sunflower and cools itself by pumping water through its veins just like a plant.

The Sunflower Solar Harvester, developed by the Swiss company Airlight …

Renewable Energy

State surveillance is enabled by our own sloppy habits

One night last week, I had a conversation over dinner with a student who is as puzzled as I am about why people seem so unworried by online surveillance. What would it take, we wondered, to wake people up? If the Snowden revelations did not constitute a “Milly Dowler moment”, then what would?

The …

Surveillance

Dog Can Walk Again Thanks To 3D Printing

Another day, another animal given a new lease on life thanks to 3D printing. This time it’s Derby, a dog born with deformed legs who, with the help of some folks at 3DSystems, now runs alongside his owners with gleeful abandon. Derby’s front legs have been augmented with two blade-like attachments …

Animals

When White People See Themselves With Black Skin, Something Interesting Happens

The antidote to racism partly lies in empathy, or the willingness to "walk a mile in someone else's shoes," as the saying goes. But scientists from universities across Europe are taking the maxim one step further, providing people an opportunity to experience life in someone else's skin by …

Racism

During Africa's Darkest Hour These Women Are A Flicker Of Hope

During Africa's Darkest Hour These Women Are A Flicker Of Hope Make no mistake the Democratic Republic of the Congo is one of the most dangerous …

Africa

Chilling Drone Footage From Ukraine's Radioactive Ghost Town

Chilling Drone Footage From Ukraine's Radioactive Ghost Town The 1,000-square-mile exclusion zone in Chernobyl, Ukraine (established in the wake of …

Ghost Towns

Samuel L. Jackson Issues Challenge To All Celebrities: Call Out the Racism of the Police

On his Facebook page, Samuel L. Jackson posted this short video, encouraging celebrities to speak out on “police racism.”

He started out making …

The video game idea that caused a walkout at a gaming convention

In an effort to raise awareness of the situation of children in South Sudan, UNICEF embarked on an unusual kind of campaign.
We sent an actor, a film …

How Children Learn: Portraits of Classrooms Around the World

A revealing lens on a system-phenomenon both global in reach and strikingly local in degree of diversity.

Since 2004, Julian Germain has been capturing the inner lives of schools around the world, from England to Nigeria to Qatar, in his large-scale photographs of schoolchildren in class. Classroom

Portrait Photography

Why Are So Many Children Dying in Gaza?

The most appalling images out of Israel and Gaza over the past few weeks have been those of children: Four boys killed minutes after playing soccer …

Effects Of Child Abuse And Neglect On The Brain

Click to enlarge. (Source: Pat Levitt, 2009)

Hundreds of thousands of children suffer from neglect, abuse and trauma during their early years. Many of …

5 things you should know about global poverty

THE WORLD HAS REDUCED EXTREME POVERTY BY HALF The overall proportion of people living in extreme poverty (living on less than $1.25 per day) has …

No place to hide for children of war in Gaza and Syria

The conflicts in Syria and Gaza are having a a devastating impact on the lives of children. The BBC's Lyse Doucet who has been following the lives of six Syrian children, and who has just returned from reporting in Gaza, reflects on how war will shape the futures of young people there for decades

Middle East

Child Protection Policy - ccfc

Our Child Protection Policy

Christian Children’s Fund of Canada’s Child Protection Policy underscores our commitment to keep children safe from harm. …

Global decline of wildlife linked to child slavery

New research suggests the global decline in wildlife is connected to an increase in human trafficking and child slavery.

Ecologists say the shortage …

Zoology

UN Warns of 'World's Worst' Food Crisis in South Sudan

International aid agencies are warning of a food crisis country that is threatening one in three people in the country.

The United Nations Security …

United Nations

Women’s education helps avert child marriage

This week, a Girl Summit is being held in London, aimed at rallying efforts to end female genital mutilation and child marriage within a generation.

Time to stand with girls demanding change

Editor’s note: Melissa Hillebrenner is the director of the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up campaign. The views expressed are her own.

Thursday marks 100 days since more than 200 schoolgirls were abducted from their families and community in northeast Nigeria, a reminder of the horrors and …

Girls' Rights