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UNICEF Photography

Photo of the Week: 2009
©UNICEF/NYHQ2007-0055/Kamber
29 December 2008

Somalia, 2007: Children attend a UNICEF-assisted school in Mogadishu, the capital. In a country plagued by conflict and subject to frequent droughts, floods and mass displacement, fewer than 20 per cent of eligible children attend primary school. A new surge in fighting broke out in late December 2008, and children have been forcibly recruited to fight on all sides on the conflict.

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