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UN police officers in Juba, South Sudan. In some countries, social taboos make it impossible for male soldiers to communicate with women, underlining the vital role of female peacekeepers. Photograph: JC McIlwaine/UN Photo

War Disproportionately Affects Women, So Why So Few Female Peacekeepers?

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September 9, 2016
Irish rock star and activist Bono holds up a folder with the logo of One, the advocacy organisation he co-founded, which works to end extreme poverty and preventable disease. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP

Check Your Privilege: Self-Interest, Celebrity And Saving The World

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September 9, 2016
Of Burundi's more than 250,000 refugees, most are young women and children [Dai Kurokawa/EPA]

Nearly Half Of All Refugees Are Children, Says Unicef

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September 8, 2016

A Breakthrough In Africa’s Rice Production

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September 7, 2016
Inside the gloomy warehouse at Softex, a former toilet paper factory now housing about 1,000 asylum seekers. Photograph: Patrick Kingsley for the Guardian

‘Prisoners of Europe’: The Everyday Humiliation Of Refugees Stuck In Greece

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September 7, 2016

UNICEF: 50 Million Children Uprooted By Crises

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September 7, 2016

Passage Through Mexico: The Global Migration To The US

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September 7, 2016
Non-Violence, a sculpture by Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd, is seen outside UN headquarters in New York. Photograph: Michael Gottschalk/Getty Images

Students Speak: Peace Can Guarantee Sustainable Development

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September 6, 2016
Armenian schoolchildren compete at the national stage of World Robot Olympiad Photograph: PanARMENIAN Photo Agency

Armenia’s School Pupil Engineers Seek To Reinvent The Robot

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September 5, 2016
Students of St Peter’s Nyamesocho school in Kisii county rummage through a burnt-out dormitory for salvageable items following an arson attack. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Why Are Kenya’s Students Torching Their Own Dormitories?

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September 3, 2016
The UN is calling for more aid to southern Africa to help farmers like Peter, pictured here in Kenya, to be spent on drought-resistant seeds. Photograph: Farm Africa

Are Drought-Resistant Crops In Africa The Tech Fix They’re Cracked Up To Be?

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September 3, 2016
People gather in the gym at School Number One to commemorate the victims of the Beslan school siege that killed 334. Photograph: Anton Podgaiko/Tass

Beslan Mothers Detained Over Anti-Putin Protest At Ceremony

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September 1, 2016

Cleaning The World’s Water: ‘We Are Now More Polluted Than We Have Ever Been’

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September 1, 2016

Helping Refugees Is ‘The Moral Imperative Of Our Time’ Says Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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August 31, 2016
The Hangzhou Olympic and International Expo Center in the Binjiang District of Hangzhou, capital of east China’s Zhejiang Province. Photograph: Xinhua / Barcroft Images

‘Paradise On Earth’: China’s Hangzhou Gets Propaganda Facelift For G20 Summit

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August 31, 2016