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“In this grave lie my mom and my 4 brothers. They were all killed when an airstrike hit our home during last year’s war. I survived with a broken arm. I collected some flowers from the cemetery to put.

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Children play during recess at Mulemba Primary School in Mozambique.

As conditions deteriorate in makeshift settlements in Lebanon, UNICEF and its partners are providing children with shoes and clothing to keep them warm.   For more information on the response to the Syrian Crisis, visit: http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/syriancrisis.html  For more information, visit: http://www.unicef.org/.

As conditions deteriorate in makeshift settlements in Lebanon, UNICEF and its partners are providing children with shoes and clothing to keep them warm.

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Gabriela, age 6 Gabriela [NAME CHANGED], a survivor of rape, now lives at the Nidia White Women’s Centre, in North Atlantic Autonomous Region of Nicaragua.

3 July 2013 - Up to 1.5 million children live with disabilities in Viet Nam, 1 of 155 countries that has signed the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Though challenges remain, resource centres to provide support in education and social protection as well as the Government’s commitment to inclusive policies are helping children with disabilities reach their full potential.  Pictured: Nguyen Thi Anh, 14, who is deaf, in Da Nang. ©UNICEF/Ehrin Macksey

UNICEF PHOTO OF THE WEEK - 3 July 2013 Up to million children live with disabilities in Viet Nam, 1 of 155 countries that has signed the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship Education: A Roadmap to Realizing Africa’s Youth Potential

South Sudan, 2012 - Kuka Kengech wraps her arms around her son, amid the ruins of their home, destroyed during inter-ethnic violence, in Pibor Town, Pibor County, Jonglei State. The boy’s stomach is distended, a likely combination of under-nutrition and parasites. - © UNICEF/NYHQ2012-0130/Brian Sokol - http://www.unicef.org/photography

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"Salome" is HIV-positive. She is 7 years old and lives with her sister at the Turkana Outreach Orphanage in Kenya, run by Ruth Kuya, who was herself orphaned at age 12. Salome’s mother contracted HIV while she was a sex worker and died of AIDS-related causes. The Orphanage began in 1994 and now shelters 40 children, most of whom have been affected by HIV/AIDS; five are HIV-positive.    © UNICEF/Shehzad Noorani    To see more: www.unicef.org/photography

"Salome" is HIV-positive. She is 7 years old and lives with her sister at the Turkana Outreach Orphanage in Kenya, run by Ruth Kuya, who was herself orphaned at age 12. Salome’s mother contracted HIV while she was a sex worker and died of AIDS-related causes. The Orphanage began in 1994 and now shelters 40 children, most of whom have been affected by HIV/AIDS; five are HIV-positive. © UNICEF/Shehzad Noorani To see more: www.unicef.org/photography

Former UNICEF Executive Director Henry Labouisse (left), receives the Nobel Peace Prize medal on behalf of UNICEF, presented by Nobel Committee Chairman of the Norwegian Parliament, Gunnar Jahn, at the prize ceremonies at Oslo University in Oslo, Norway, 1965. © UNICEF/NYHQ1965-0002crop/Unknown

Former UNICEF Executive Director Henry Labouisse (left), receives the Nobel Peace Prize medal on behalf of UNICEF, presented by Nobel Committee Chairman of the Norwegian Parliament, Gunnar Jahn, at the prize ceremonies at Oslo University in Oslo, Norway, 1965. © UNICEF/NYHQ1965-0002crop/Unknown

CAN YOU SEE ME? Caleb’s leg was broken and his jaw injured when he was trapped under a collapsed wall during the 12 January 2010 earthquake. His pregnant mother dug him out. “No one could help anyone else.... All you heard was crying,” she said. They now live in a makeshift shelter in Port-au-Prince, where some 1.2 million people have been displaced by the quake. "I want to go back to school and become a doctor," Caleb said.  ©UNICEF/Roger LeMoyne -  http://www.unicef.org/photography

CAN YOU SEE ME? Caleb’s leg was broken and his jaw injured when he was trapped under a collapsed wall during the 12 January 2010 earthquake. His pregnant mother dug him out. “No one could help anyone else.... All you heard was crying,” she said. They now live in a makeshift shelter in Port-au-Prince, where some 1.2 million people have been displaced by the quake. "I want to go back to school and become a doctor," Caleb said. ©UNICEF/Roger LeMoyne - http://www.unicef.org/photography

Shilpi (age 10)  ---  Shilpi (left) and a friend embellish a luxury saree with beads in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Shilpi attends a local UNICEF-supported school in addition to spending three to four hours each day on embroidering, helping to ease the workload of her mother, who struggles to provide for her five children. Each of Shilpi’s siblings work in an informal garment factory – also play a vital role in the family’s survival. © UNICEF/Shehzad Noorani

Shilpi (age Shilpi (left) and a friend embellish a luxury saree with beads in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Shilpi attends a local UNICEF-supported school in addition to spending three to.

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Poverty reductions in Nepal have accompanied significant gains in child nutrition. But the poorest children remain most vulnerable.

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