Mexico: Child labour and the perils of a lost education

Mexico: Child labour and the perils of a lost education
Prospera Helps Mexican Children Stay in School ​ A lot of Mexican teenage boys, many still years before their growth spurts, drop out of school to start working on sugar cane fields - some out of boredom, some to avoid bullying in school. Unfortunately, this decision has many consequences for the children, not only for their health but also for the...
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'Humanitarian catastrophe' unfolding in Yemen: UN

'Humanitarian catastrophe' unfolding in Yemen: UN
Humanitarian chief says more than 21 million Yemenis are in need of some form of aid and calls for unconditional access. ​ The UN humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien has said a "humanitarian catastrophe" is unfolding in Yemen with more than 21 million Yemenis in need of some form of aid. "UN agencies and NGO partners are delivering assistance under ...
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Kenya’s Forgotten Rape Survivors

Kenya’s Forgotten Rape Survivors
How some of the Kenyan womens lives have been destroyed ​"I feel like I am imprisoned in my own body;" "It's in me and it has refused to go away;" "My body is destroyed," or, "It's as if I am carrying a heavy stone.", are some of the phrases women, who were victims of rape, used, to describe their painful experiences. Although it is more than eight...
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South Sudan: The deadly consequences of child marriage

South Sudan: The deadly consequences of child marriage
Economic hardship and conflict fuel early and forced marriages for girls, a trend some hope to change through education. ​Even before the start of the civil war in December 2013, UNICEF reported that 52 percent of all girls were married under the age of 18. Now, after two years of persistent fighting and violent attacks, the situation is getting wo...
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Life as a female refugee: 'You don't know who to trust'

Life as a female refugee: 'You don't know who to trust'
In a European transit camp, women and girls explain why they feel safer sleeping out in the cold ​"We never sleep [at the same time]. One of us always stays awake. We've heard too many stories of women who have been robbed," says 38-year-old Samaher from Baghdad. She has a soft voice and sad, dark eyes. ​Not only do these women fleeing fr...
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