out of school displaced children continue to learn to develop and are kept out

Out of school displaced children continue to learn to

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out-of-school displaced children continue to learn, to develop and are kept out of harm’s way. In Somalia, with two out of three primary-aged children not in school, they face an increased risk of falling victim to child labour, child sex work and even forced recruitment as child soldiers. The Forgotten Humanitarian Crisis
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Somali children and women face one of the most difficult battles for survival and development in the world. Last year (2007) was an exceedingly difficult one for them, coming after a year of floods and drought (2006) and turning into a year of violence, insecurity and uncertainty, with unprecedented number of families fleeing Mogadishu. Generous humanitarian funding in 2007 allowed UNICEF to ensure enough nutrition supplies until April 2008 as well as to purchase lifesaving oral rehydration salts and chlorine to treat water sources in areas that typically see cholera outbreaks. “Due to the generous backing of donors, our partners were able to treat 80,000 children under five for acute malnutrition last year, ” said Balslev Olesen. “ Over
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  • Summer '16
  • Ramon Wawire
  • Somalia, UNICEF, Humanitarian aid, Oral rehydration therapy

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