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April 19, 2014 (JUBA) - A number of children were killed in Thursday's fighting at a United Nations base in South Sudan's Jonglei state, with many either caught up in the crossfire or died after being recruited by armed groups and forces, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said.

The exact number of children killed, it said, was not yet known but they were among the dozens of civilians injured and many killed when gunmen attacked those internally displaced at the UN protection of civilians site in the capital, Bor.

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Q&A with Suzanne Petroni: Ending Child Marriage

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Earlier this month, former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced "child-marriage free zones" to be established in Pakistan. The UN special envoy on global education said the move is part of a global effort to end the practice, and will try to keep Pakistani girls in school.

 

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Syria's children need guaranteed funding to prevent a 'lost generation'

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The crisis in Syria, which has left 5.5 million children in need of urgent educational and psychological support, will become an even greater humanitarian catastrophe if the international community does not come up with three years' guaranteed funding, Unicef has warned.

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23rd Ordinary Session of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, 07 - 16 April, 2014,

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23rd Ordinary Session of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare Of The Child, 07 - 16 April, 2014,

African Union Conference Centre

Addis Ababa, 31 March, 2014. - The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) would like to inform the media and the general public, that its 23rd Ordinary Session will take place from 07 - 16 April, 2014, at the African Union Commission New Conference Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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Caring for "Our Kids" Is a Faith Challenge

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Katherine Marshall
Senior Fellow, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University

Posted: 04/14/2014 2:40 pm EDT Updated: 04/14/2014 6:59 pm EDT

Robert Putnam, the Harvard professor renowned for his challenging analysis of social trends, lectured Thursday night at Washington's Kennedy Center to an audience that included two Catholic cardinals and a motley group of very religious and distinctly non-religious people. He presented slides showing graph after graph that looked like gaping sharks' jaws. Again and again the lines that show trends in America between rich and poor open wider and wider. The gaps get larger. That's true for education, nutrition, participation in sports, and teen pregnancy. Putnam's message is that inequality is unmistakable and it is getting worse.

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