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Photo of the Week
19 August 2019

Bangladesh, 2019: Rohingya refugees Samira Bibi, 9, and Rojina, 8, at a UNICEF-supported Learning Centre in Cox’s Bazar. Two years after a mass exodus from Myanmar, quality learning and life skills are crucial to more than 500,000 children sheltered in Bangladesh. UNICEF is calling for urgent investment in education and skills development opportunities, as the shortfall in education opportunities has deepened the despair of Rohingya youth.

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12 August 2019

Mali, 2019 – Fatoumata* and Aichata*, both 12, hold hands at a new displacement site supported by UNICEF in Sevare. The girls fled together when their village, Oundou, was attacked – an ambush in which 135 people were killed. A United Nations report has found that 2018 was the worst year on record for children caught up in armed conflict. More than 12,000 were killed or maimed – the highest numbers since the UN started recording. (*names changed)

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