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Episode 53: Leila Zerrougui

Leila Zerrougui is the United Nations Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict. She helps free child soldiers and protect children from the worst effects of war and conflict. In this episode,...
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School is Back in Session in Liberia

Yet more signs that the Ebola outbreak is coming under control in the hardest hit country. “Students in Liberia began returning to the classroom Monday after a six-month closure during the Ebola epidemic...
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The UN’s Hurt Locker

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) was established in 1997 to rid the world of mines and un-exploded ordinance. The agency is the UN's Hurt Locker, running operations in conflict and post conflict...
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Plastic in the Oceans

A new study shows that each year, 8.8 million tons of plastic ends up in oceans. This is much higher than previous estimates. “And if the biggest polluters, mostly developing Asian countries, don't clean up...