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The world is full of amazing children. Sometimes, we just have to take a moment to recognize one. Today, that child is is Ashol-Pan, a 13-year-old Mongolian girl who carries on her culture’s tradition of hunting with a golden eagle. She may just be the only girl on the planet with this very unique skill.

Check out photographer Asher Svidensky’s jaw-dropping images of her on BBC News Magazine: http://uni.cf/1mcT252     

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Check out this rousing Ted Talk by Malala’s father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, about why men must advocate for girls’ & women’s rights: http://uni.cf/PMd6jI

Above, an exchange between Malala and Jon Stewart on his show last year. Thanks to Stephen & Colbert for the gifs.


Hats off to these six Syrian artists who have made it into the Guinness Book of World Records – and given a Damascus primary school something to be proud of. They’ve fashioned the world’s largest mural made from scrap. Why? “Damascus is wounded and sad… and creating something beautiful from rubbish means that we can rebuild despite the destruction.” Read the article, via BuzzFeed: http://uni.cf/1kD8AgZ

How much a photo of a bedroom can tell us about a child. Check out photographer James Mollison’s compelling series, Where Children Sleep, featuring children and their bedrooms around the world: http://uni.cf/1fmcN8p

Find out why she’s so upset: http://uni.cf/1gh6Jdx 

Find out why she’s so upset: http://uni.cf/1gh6Jdx 


From 1988 to 2014, watch the battle to eradicate polio unfold.

Red means the country still has cases of wild polio, yellow means the country is in a region that still has cases of wild polio, and white means that the disease has been eradicated. 

Thanks to CNN for this great GIF! Check out the whole story here: http://cnn.it/1h0Mu3K 

#wateris scarce for as many people as roughly the population of Europe – that’s 768 million people who don’t have access to safe water.

This Saturday is World Water Day! Did you know that#wateris something 768 million people don’t have access to?

“I had not imagined, when I joined UNICEF as a child protection officer, that burying the bodies of children would be something I would do.”

Read Masumi Yamashima’s harrowing, heartbreaking account from Malakal, one of the flashpoints of devastating recent violence in South Sudan: http://uni.cf/1kuPn4k

Children in Central African Republic can imagine a brighter future. Can you? 

More than a million people have been displaced by recent violence across CAR with children suffering the most. Thank you UNICEF Central African Republic for the reminder that a peaceful future starts with children.