Meet Nour, Age 6

Syria "She was always alone. She wouldn’t talk. She wouldn’t eat. She’d wake the neighbours with her nightmares. It was like the fear stopped her mind. She was too shocked to have a personality anymore" War Child's child friendly space has helped Nour to overcome her experiences.
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Meet Lawrence, Age 14

Uganda "Without education I have no option but to stay as a farmer. I feel education could brighten my future and I could support my mother fully. But right now it’s not possible."   Whilst Lawrence desperately wanted to get into school, it was poverty that kept him out. Poverty and conflict. And the horrific events that took place one afternoon six years ago.
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Meet Zariya, Age 10

  Iraq " The house was completely destroyed by the bombs. "  "My mother and aunt were in the kitchen, and my grandfather was with my brother in the hall and I was alone in the corridor."
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Meet Sumaya, Age 8

Iraq "There are no words to name what we have been through."  Sumaya is 8 years old. She now lives with her family in a camp for people displaced by the fighting in Mosul.
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Meet Hannah, Age 16

D.R. Congo "They had thought she was dead." Hannah’s parents were overjoyed to be reunited with her. It had been two years since she had been abducted from her small village in eastern Congo by a group of rebels. The 14 year old girl was dragged back to their base and given to one of the officers as a ‘wife’.
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Meet Jasmin, Age 7

Bosnia Seven year old Jasmin Elezovic stands beside the remains of Mostar’s iconic Ottoman bridge. It had proudly stood for 427 years, but in November 1993 it was destroyed by Croatian artillery fire in a matter of minutes.   This is where our story began. Jasmin was to become one of the original ‘War Children’.
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Meet Faheema, Age 12

Afghanistan "Did you ever meet someone that changed your life?" What did you collect when you were 12? Cabbage Patch Dolls, Transformers, Beany Babies, Panini stickers? Faheema collects garbage.
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Meet Deleram, Age 7

Afghanistan "Since going to the lessons Delaram has learnt so much and I can see that education is very important for her future." - Deleram's Mum.   Before she went to school, Delaram had wanted to be ‘a wife’ when she grew up. In this part of western Afghanistan, early (and arranged) marriages are common, and girls often become wives whilst they’re still in their early teens.
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Meet Dima, Age 10

Syria “ We were inside the car waiting for my Dad when the rocket fell. ”   "I went out with my mother to look for him. There was a lot of dust, I couldn’t breathe. My Mum was screaming… people were crying and there was lots of blood.”.
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Meet Charles, Age 16

Uganda “ No one knows how long the landmine had been there... ” But there it lay waiting silently for its victim. He wasn't a soldier or a rebel fighter, he was a schoolboy called Charles. He became a statistic — one of the ten thousand or so children killed or maimed worldwide by landmines every year.
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Meet Bernadette, Age 17

D.R. Congo “ For a girl arriving on the streets of Kinshasa, her ‘initiation’ is only a matter of time. ” It usually involves being gang-raped by a group of street boys. It’s a brutal and violent introduction to the life of abuse and prostitution that most girls are forced into. Selling sex is the only way they can survive, and many end up having babies as a result.
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Meet Anne-Therese, Age 15

D.R. Congo "One day I was out collecting water with my aunty. We met a group of soldiers and one of them told me to go with him"… ;  Anne Therese's name has been altered to protect her identity  I was afraid he was going to kill me. 
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Meet Andrew, Age 15

Central African Republic “I used to have a good life. But since the conflict started, things changed.” Andrew pauses as he remembers happier times. His life is very different now. “I’ve seen people beheaded. I’ve seen people have their hands and noses cut off. I’ve seen their bodies cut into pieces. My parents were killed. Some other family and friends too.” He is asked if he misses anything about his former life. There is another pause before he answers quietly: “There are lots of things that I miss.”
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Meet Agnes, Age 13

Uganda "They told me if I do not kill that person, they will kill me."… ;  It's almost impossible for us to understand what she has been through  Agnes' childhood may have been taken from her but her future is a different story.  
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Abdulmajid’s Story, Age 15,

Syria “The night before we fled, a plane attacked our neighborhood. It was very dark. We were all hiding. The noise was very loud so I stayed awake. We all stayed flat on the floor for hours.” The next morning Abdulmajid’s parents and their 10 children fled their family home. His school was destroyed on the same day. “We didn’t take anything. There was no time. On the road I saw houses in rubble and burned out cars. I saw massacres, people and children, killed without any reason.” He pauses, thinks and then whispers:
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Meet Maryam, Age 11, Syria

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Meet Okello, Age 17, Uganda

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Meet Salma, Age 12, Syria

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Meet Vania, Age 12, Iraq

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Meet William, Age 18, Uganda

   
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