In mid-March the Syrian civil war will have lasted five years. Almost five million people, half of them children, have fled the violence. For the children, this means no school and no playtime. Unicef is reaching out to help.
Though laws may forbid minors from marrying, forced premature matrimony remains a major issue for girls across the world. Many are condemned to lives of suffering.
How do refugee journalists find their new lives in Germany? DW’s video series "Dear Germany" brings you their impressions. In this video, Syria's Bilal Eid tells how he sees Germany, where many things don’t fit together.
War parties have staged 500 attacks on schools in 20 countries in the first half of 2017, according to the United Nations. The UN special representative for children has said attacks appeared to be on the rise.
Somalia has been in the grip of a civil war since 1991. The state has disintegrated, leaving powerful clans to fill the vacuum. With the government weak and dysfunctional, the country is on the verge of another famine.
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