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Bringing back their childhood

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Bound by violence, and freed by dreams.
Conflict prompted by Boko Haram has led to widespread displacement, violations of human rights, protection risks and a severe humanitarian crisis. Across Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad, over 2.7 million people — mostly women and children — have fled violence. They all have one thing in common: their stories bound by violence, and freed by dreams.

Inside a school in a Nigerian refugee camp

 

Brothers and friends, breaking free from conflict

Nigeria crisis

 

Recently, I learned a saying in the Kanembu language spoken in the Lake Chad area: “Gomay waya dounadoum do wadji,” which means “the struggle you are in today will be your strength of tomorrow.” I feel that this resonates with the story of the many children affected by the conflict in the Lake Chad region.

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In Chad, girls’ dreams robbed by marriage

Child Marriage

For one 15-year-old in Chad, the hope of an education and career was all but lost when her family married her off at age 12. Now the Government, with support of UNICEF and other partners, has launched a campaign to end child marriage.


RL GRIME - Always | #ENDChildMarriageNow |

 

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