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Wounded and alone, children emerge from last Islamic State enclave

Hareth Najem fled Islamic State’s last enclave in eastern Syria wounded and alone. The Iraqi orphan’s family had died two years earlier in air strikes across the border in al-Qaim...

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Chemical exposure in womb and early childhood tied to worse lung function

Exposure to certain common chemical pollutants, even before birth, may be permanently reducing kids’ lung function, a study of European children suggests.

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'We risk losing a whole generation', aid groups warn amid Sahel education crisis

The number of schools forced to shut in Africa’s crisis-hit Sahel has doubled since 2017, depriving almost half a million children of education, the United Nations said on Thursday.

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Certain parenting behaviors may tune baby brains to angry tones

Parents who are very controlling when interacting with their infants may increase the likelihood that their babies tune in to angry voices, a new study shows.

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Tradition or trafficking? Guinea-Bissau children suffer in Senegal's Islamic schools

There is no school in the thatched-hut village where Bubacar Cande raised his twin sons, so it was with resignation but hope that he sent them to neighboring Senegal to study the...

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UK, Australian police help Philippines fight child cybersex trafficking

British and Australian police are supporting the Philippines’ first center to combat the online sexual abuse of children, launched on Wednesday, as the country becomes a global...

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UN global education envoy urges new funding for ‘lost generation’ of children forced out of classrooms by conflict

A child’s “real passport” to the future – education – should be stamped in the classroom, not at a border checkpoint, UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown said on...

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How to stay connected with your child when you travel for work

If your work requires you to travel between cities or countries, you may find yourself tired all the time, jet-lagged or just too drained to interact with your child after the...

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Younger siblings with older brothers more likely to be bullied

That younger siblings are most likely to experience bullying within a family, and the eldest is most likely to do the bullying may not come as a surprise to those who grew up in...

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Not a single child spared the ‘mind-boggling violence’ of Yemen's war

Four years of “mind-boggling violence” in Yemen “has not spared a single child”, a top UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) official said on Monday, on the eve of a pledging conference in...

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Country origin ‘best predictor of outcome’ for children with cancer, UN experts say

Each year, an estimated 215 000 cancers are diagnosed in children under-15, and about 85 000 cancers in those aged 15–19 years, the cancer research agency of the World Health...

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UN agencies call for action to bolster rights of Europe’s stateless children

United Nations agencies are calling on States and regional organizations across Europe to take urgent action to ensure that thousands of currently stateless children are given the...

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War kills over 100,000 babies a year: Save the Children

At least 100,000 babies die every year because of armed conflict and its impact, from hunger to denial of aid, Save the Children International said Friday. In the 10 worst-hit...

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Dating danger: Child sex exploitation on Tinder sparks outrage, but who’s to blame?

The UK government has asked Tinder and Grindr what they’re doing to prevent child exploitation on their hook-up apps. But who is ultimately responsible for keeping children off...

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Teen cannabis use linked to higher risk of adolescent depression

Teenagers who use cannabis have a higher risk of developing depression and suicidal thoughts as young adults and should be made aware of those risks by parents and doctors,...

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