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What to Do About the Children of the Islamic State

In October, a 16-year-old boy in Russia was fatally shot after he wounded a policeman while trying to set several police cars on fire. It wasn’t his family’s first brush with the law. …

Buying a baby on Nairobi’s black market

Somewhere, Rebecca’s son is 10. He could be in Nairobi, where she lives, or he could be somewhere else. He could, she knows in her heart, be dead. The last time she saw him,…

INSIGHT-Ethiopian girls trapped in sex trade as COVID-19 deepens desperation

When Selam fled her village aged 11 to avoid being wed to a much older man in northern Ethiopia, she was relieved and excited to forge a future on her own terms. But that hope was short-lived….

How to Know When Your Child Is Stressed?

Families are under an extraordinary amount of pressure right now, and the next few months will provide little relief. The trials of 2020 include economic uncertainty, …

The impact of explosive weapons on children in Iraq

The 21st century has been a tragedy for Iraq’s children. An entire generation of girls and boys have suffered violence, terror, poverty, and displacement….

Kenya’s child labour in “Sex” rises

The teenage girls cannot remember how many men they have had to sleep with in the seven months since COVID-19 closed their schools, or how many of those men used protection….