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In Syria, thousands of children are missing out on an education as schools continue to be destroyed or damaged by war. Attacks on schools are attacks on children’s right to an education.

#ChildrenUnderAttack
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In Syria, thousands of children are missing out on an education as schools continue to be destroyed or damaged by war. Attacks on schools are attacks on children’s right to an education. #childrenunderattack

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"Very often the most inspiring people are those who have overcome the greatest challenges." Our Goodwill Ambassador @muzoonalmellehan is in Mali shining a light on the challenges young people are facing and the work UNICEF Mali is doing to support the most vulnerable. "Seydou is 17 years old and despite being visually impaired, he is one of UNICEF Mali’s most effective campaigners helping to encourage families to send their children to school, especially girls. In Mali, there are over 2 million children out of school." #regram #achildisachild #childrenunderattack

Happy birthday @dualipa! Thank you for shining a light on our work to protect refugee and migrant children. Your support is greatly appreciated 💙 © UNICEF/UN0299663/Modola
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Happy birthday @dualipa! Thank you for shining a light on our work to protect refugee and migrant children. Your support is greatly appreciated 💙 © UNICEF/UN0299663/Modola

We all need a helping hand sometimes❤️ By choosing respect, support and kindness, we can make our communities safe and supportive. #ENDviolence © UNICEF/UN0315211/Nakibuuka
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We all need a helping hand sometimes❤️ By choosing respect, support and kindness, we can make our communities safe and supportive. #endviolence © UNICEF/UN0315211/Nakibuuka

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"For 2 years, I have not had the chance to study. There is no light as bright as education. I am like a fish out of water." Shawfiq, 18, tells us from his daily self-taught English lesson in a refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Shawfiq studies every day for four hours and his command of English is impressive. “In Myanmar I studied 6 subjects, Burmese, English, maths, biology, physics and chemistry." He explains. In order to put education at the heart of the ongoing Rohingya refugee response, we’re supporting efforts to implement a national curriculum by developing teaching and learning materials, training teachers, creating school like spaces, and strengthening learning and development assessment systems. For children like Shawfiq, and #foreverychild, education is a right. © UNICEF/UN0326962/Brown

Joniste survived Ebola but her three-year-old son did not. Now immune to the disease, she returned to the UNICEF-supported clinic where she was treated to feed, hold and soothe babies at risk or orphaned by the epidemic. This labour of love helps ease her own pain. “If I had to stay home I’d think too much about my son. Many babies have lost their mothers and need our love. Caring for them is my way of helping the people who looked after me.” © Simon Townsley
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Joniste survived Ebola but her three-year-old son did not. Now immune to the disease, she returned to the UNICEF-supported clinic where she was treated to feed, hold and soothe babies at risk or orphaned by the epidemic. This labour of love helps ease her own pain. “If I had to stay home I’d think too much about my son. Many babies have lost their mothers and need our love. Caring for them is my way of helping the people who looked after me.” © Simon Townsley

“Every child in Mali deserves a life without violence. Every child in Mali deserves access to education.” Our Goodwill Ambassador @muzoonalmellehan is in Mali shining a light on the challenges children are facing and the work @UNICEFMali is doing to support the most vulnerable. “Some of the children I met were affected by violence, others were separated from their families due to migration. All of them were inspirational and wonderful.” #regram #AChildIsAChild #ChildrenUnderAttack
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“Every child in Mali deserves a life without violence. Every child in Mali deserves access to education.” Our Goodwill Ambassador @muzoonalmellehan is in Mali shining a light on the challenges children are facing and the work @UNICEFMali is doing to support the most vulnerable. “Some of the children I met were affected by violence, others were separated from their families due to migration. All of them were inspirational and wonderful.” #regram #achildisachild #childrenunderattack

Abdullah, 15, lives in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

97% of Rohingya refugees aged 15-18 are not receiving an education, putting them at higher risk of falling prey to traffickers and drug dealers.

Protecting their right to education, is protecting their lives. #AChildIsAChild © UNICEF/UN0326921/Brown
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Abdullah, 15, lives in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. 97% of Rohingya refugees aged 15-18 are not receiving an education, putting them at higher risk of falling prey to traffickers and drug dealers. Protecting their right to education, is protecting their lives. #achildisachild © UNICEF/UN0326921/Brown

This little one is one of the children we’ve helped reach with a mass polio vaccination campaign for more than 3.1m children under the age of six in Venezuela. #ForEveryChild, health. #VaccinesWork © UNICEF/UN0329131/Párraga
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This little one is one of the children we’ve helped reach with a mass polio vaccination campaign for more than 3.1m children under the age of six in Venezuela. #foreverychild, health. #vaccineswork © UNICEF/UN0329131/Párraga

“I met Omar here a few weeks ago and we became best friends. The minute I arrive at the centre, I start looking for him.” Ayham is a Jordanian that met his Syrian best friend Omar at a Makani centre in Jaresh, Jordan. Friendship knows no bounds 💜

#ENDviolence 📷 @unicef_jordan
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“I met Omar here a few weeks ago and we became best friends. The minute I arrive at the centre, I start looking for him.” Ayham is a Jordanian that met his Syrian best friend Omar at a Makani centre in Jaresh, Jordan. Friendship knows no bounds 💜 #endviolence 📷 @unicef jordan

(4/4) This is me with my daughter on World Children’s Day, which celebrates the rights of children to be in school learning, safe from harm and able to fulfill their full potential. Looking into her eyes, I’m hopeful for her generation. There have been great strides in the enrollment of children into schools, reconstruction of classrooms and training of teachers. Over the last 18 years (2001 -2018) school enrollment has increased from 1 million to 9.6 million. Yet Afghanistan still has a long way to go. Conflict, poverty and child marriage have denied 3.7 million children from school - and 60% of them are girls. I believe in a brighter future for all children, and continue my work for them. #WorldHumanitarianDay #WomenHumanitarians
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(4/4) This is me with my daughter on World Children’s Day, which celebrates the rights of children to be in school learning, safe from harm and able to fulfill their full potential. Looking into her eyes, I’m hopeful for her generation. There have been great strides in the enrollment of children into schools, reconstruction of classrooms and training of teachers. Over the last 18 years (2001 -2018) school enrollment has increased from 1 million to 9.6 million. Yet Afghanistan still has a long way to go. Conflict, poverty and child marriage have denied 3.7 million children from school - and 60% of them are girls. I believe in a brighter future for all children, and continue my work for them. #worldhumanitarianday #womenhumanitarians

(3/4) During a visit to a girls school in Nangarhar, I asked a classroom of eager students what they wanted to be when they grew up. I felt emotional when they told me, “You”! I told them, “Why not. You have better opportunities than I had as a refugee. You live in your own country, have a nice school with good facilities and your education is free. Set your targets high and don’t give up. Hard times will make you stronger than before.” When I joined @unicefafghanistan's field office in 2015, I was the only national female staff member. This wasn’t a surprise to me, with the knowledge that I was the only girl in my university class to study maths and physics, and one of the few girls in my year to finish my secondary schooling. When systems and institutions are stacked against girls from the very beginning, opportunities for the development of female professional leaders dry up. I’m fortunate to have supportive parents and work within an organisation who have encouraged my development. I’ve lobbied for a greater gender balance within my department - which is now at an acceptable level. In the outside world, my commitment to furthering children’s rights and interpersonal skills gives me room for acceptance and respect. As I look out on a sea of hopeful faces during school visits like this, I’m certain that UNICEF’s support for girls’ education in Afghanistan is paving the way for a new generation of female leaders. © UNICEF/UN0309049/Kokic #WorldHumanitarianDay #WomenHumanitarians
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(3/4) During a visit to a girls school in Nangarhar, I asked a classroom of eager students what they wanted to be when they grew up. I felt emotional when they told me, “You”! I told them, “Why not. You have better opportunities than I had as a refugee. You live in your own country, have a nice school with good facilities and your education is free. Set your targets high and don’t give up. Hard times will make you stronger than before.” When I joined @unicefafghanistan's field office in 2015, I was the only national female staff member. This wasn’t a surprise to me, with the knowledge that I was the only girl in my university class to study maths and physics, and one of the few girls in my year to finish my secondary schooling. When systems and institutions are stacked against girls from the very beginning, opportunities for the development of female professional leaders dry up. I’m fortunate to have supportive parents and work within an organisation who have encouraged

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