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Burkina Faso counts cost of child labour

Ouagadougou - Covered in dust and without protective kit, two seven-year-old boys gather stones in cups.<p>One of them, standing in front of a pile of …

Kids

How Syria's children are being educated despite the country's war

|<p>They live in the most war-torn and dangerous country in the world, and have had the innocence of their childhoods stolen away from them.<p>But children …

War

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How Did UNICEF Help Halima Get Her Childhood Back?

Americans love chocolate. But how is it made? And who makes it?<p>Trapped in child labor, like 168 million other children worldwide, Halima, a 10-year …

Chocolate

Syria’s children starve as America looks on

IT’S BEEN nearly six months since the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution demanding an end to the bombing and shelling of civilian areas in Syria and calling for immediate humanitarian access to besieged areas. It’s been four months since Secretary of State John F. Kerry described the sieges …

Syria

How Bolivia’s Children Are Being Exploited by a Failing Labor Law

In 2014, Bolivia passed controversial labor legislation allowing children from the age of 10 to work legally. Now, many fear it is failing to protect the country's young<p>Hector Cornorin started working full time when he was seven years old. He used to sell teddy bears on the streets of the Bolivian …

The Syrian orphans who have witnessed bombs, starvation and execution

• <b>Hundreds of traumatised Syrian children are living in a orphanage at a refugee camp on the Turkish border</b>• <b><br>Some saw their fathers killed in front of</b> …

Children of Syria By the Numbers

In more than five years of war, the fighting in Syria has left an estimated 470,000 dead, more than 1 million injured, and driven 11.3 million from …

Kids

Unfairy Tales: Mustafa goes for a walk | UNICEF

Malak and the Boat | Unfairy Tales | UNICEF USA

How Syrian Children Cope — Maya Tells Her Story

For five years the children of Syria have endured devastating conflict. Hear how they are doing — in their own words.

Syria

How Syrian Children Cope — Saja Tells Her Story

For five years the children of Syria have endured devastating conflict. Hear how they are doing — in their own words.

Syria

How Syrian Children Cope — Ammar Tells His Story

For five years the children of Syria have endured devastating conflict. Hear how they are doing — in their own words.

Syria

How Syrian Children Cope — Moheb Tells His Story

For five years the children of Syria have endured devastating conflict. Hear how they are doing — in their own words.

Syria

How Syrian Children Cope — Besan Tells Her Story

For five years the children of Syria have endured devastating conflict. Hear how they are doing — in their own words.

Syria

Malak and the Boat — One Syrian Child's Journey

UNICEF launches "Unfairy Tales," an animated video series based on the true stories of child refugees.

Syria

Was Your Easter Chocolate Made with Child Labor?

This scorecard shows which companies are doing best at addressing the problem.<p>Here’s a question to ponder while munching on chocolate this Easter: Was the cocoa in your candy farmed in an ethical and sustainable way?<p>For the past 15 years, the chocolate industry has been grappling with a persistent …

Chocolate

Disabled children 'shut out of playgrounds'

<b>Disabled children are prevented from making friends and enjoying playtime because playgrounds and playgroups are not accessible, a charity report</b> …

Disability

Like Katie Price, I wanted to run from my disabled child – then love trumped fear

This week Katie Price has faced criticism for saying that if she had known her son would be severely disabled, she probably would have had a termination. Put aside for a moment what you think about Price “the brand”; instead, focus on Price the mother, who talks with brutal honesty about raising a …

Disability

Virginia’s appalling prosecution of disabled children

In the March 8 Metro article “Bill would shield young special-needs defendants,” Lori Digiosia claimed that prosecutors do not want to prosecute juveniles for misdemeanors when their “disability is the root cause of that criminal behavior.”<p>Is she kidding? Not only do Virginia prosecutors bring …

American South

A 360 degree view of the famine in South Sudan

The images of famine in Africa are familiar by now: emaciated bodies, parched landscapes, sprawling UN refugee camps where people line up for desperately needed rations of food and water.<p>But a team of journalists and filmmakers have taken the visuals of this crisis even further.<p>They've produced a …

When Food Shortage Becomes Famine

GHOUYMAN, South Sudan — The canoe was not big enough to carry them all. Peter Met Biel Luak, his wife, her mother and his 10 children needed to …

To Maintain Supply of Sex Slaves, ISIS Pushes Birth Control

DOHUK, Iraq — Locked inside a room where the only furniture was a bed, the 16-year-old learned to fear the sunset, because nightfall started the countdown to her next rape.<p>During the year she was held by the Islamic State, she spent her days dreading the smell of the ISIS fighter’s breath, the …

Syria's children: barrel bombing, shelling and air strikes

More than a quarter of a million children are living in besieged parts of Syria and are enduring constant fear because of the deadly violence around …

UK News

Jane Bradley: Five-year hell for Syria’s children

WHETHER in appalling camps or struggling to get to safety in Europe, there is little respite for refugees, writes Jane Bradley

News (Scotland)

​Iraqi officials: ISIS chemical weapons attacks kill child, wound 600

<b>BAGHDAD --</b> The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has launched two chemical attacks near the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, killing a 3-year-old …

Bangladeshi organisation offers a lesson on ending child labour

The small space is set up to look like a classroom. Its corrugated iron walls are hung with educational charts – illustrated letters of the alphabet and a map of Bangladesh.<p>But the constant sound of hammering and the chemicals in the air that catch in the back of the throat and irritate the eyes …

Child labor

Syrian Refugees: One Girl's Story

Watch "Amal (Hope)," a short film by UNICEF USA.

World

How slave labourers in the UK built the beds you bought at John Lewis

• <b>Hope for Justice charity was tipped off about suspected trafficking ring</b>• <b><br>It was centred on the Kozee Sleep bed-making firm in Dewsbury, Yorkshire</b>• <b><br>They</b> …

The list of slave-labor imports you use might surprise you

That new soccer ball you just bought your child? If it came from China, it could have been made by workers who work up to 21 hours a day.<p>That trendy …