unicef:

Afghanistan, 2009: A girl sits near a baby donkey in Bamyan Province. Children around the world have an intuitive connection to animals and their natural environment. In Afghanistan, donkeys are often the only source of transportation in rural communities. They are also used by UNICEF and partners to deliver vaccines, school supplies, emergency relief and other aid to hard-to-reach parts of the country.
© UNICEF/ Shehzad Noorani
http://www.unicef.org

unicef:

Afghanistan, 2009: A girl sits near a baby donkey in Bamyan Province. Children around the world have an intuitive connection to animals and their natural environment. In Afghanistan, donkeys are often the only source of transportation in rural communities. They are also used by UNICEF and partners to deliver vaccines, school supplies, emergency relief and other aid to hard-to-reach parts of the country.

© UNICEF/ Shehzad Noorani

http://www.unicef.org

Students study during classes in a hut in the al-Zailaea village of the western Yemeni province of Houdieda, March 11. Some 300,000 children in Yemen have been denied access to quality education as a result of last year’s conflict, according to the United Nations Fund for Children (UNICEF). In Houdieda province, the enrolment rate for primary education stands at 57 percent for girls and 68 percent for boys, according to 2010 statistics.
[Credit : Khaled Abdullah / Reuters]

Students study during classes in a hut in the al-Zailaea village of the western Yemeni province of Houdieda, March 11. Some 300,000 children in Yemen have been denied access to quality education as a result of last year’s conflict, according to the United Nations Fund for Children (UNICEF). In Houdieda province, the enrolment rate for primary education stands at 57 percent for girls and 68 percent for boys, according to 2010 statistics.

A child and his mother rest in Tunggyi, the capital of Shan state on Wednesday, Jan. 25. Derided as a well-choreographed sham in one of the world’s most authoritarian countries when it opened a year ago, Myanmar’s parliament began a third session on Thursday with feisty stirrings of democracy, under pressure to accelerate economic and political reforms that could soon convince the West to lift decades-old sanctions.
[Credit : Damir Sagolj / Reuters]

A child and his mother rest in Tunggyi, the capital of Shan state on Wednesday, Jan. 25. Derided as a well-choreographed sham in one of the world’s most authoritarian countries when it opened a year ago, Myanmar’s parliament began a third session on Thursday with feisty stirrings of democracy, under pressure to accelerate economic and political reforms that could soon convince the West to lift decades-old sanctions.

[Credit : Damir Sagolj / Reuters]

israelfacts:

On This Day in 2009: When Palestinian children returned to school for the first day of classes since Israel’s deadly assault on Gaza ended, not all pupils showed up. Some students had to be excused for not attending after being killed by the Israeli army during its three-week bombing campaign of the besieged strip.
Over 300 Palestinian children were killed in ‘Operation Cast Lead’ — between 27 December 2008 and 18 January 2009 — which took the lives of over 1,400 Palestinians in total.
Signs replaced the once-occupied seats at al-Fakhura School in the Jabaliya refugee camp in Gaza; names of victims written under the word in red: ‘Martyr’, 24 January, 2009.
(Photo: Anja Niedringhaus / AP)

israelfacts:

On This Day in 2009: When Palestinian children returned to school for the first day of classes since Israel’s deadly assault on Gaza ended, not all pupils showed up. Some students had to be excused for not attending after being killed by the Israeli army during its three-week bombing campaign of the besieged strip.

Over 300 Palestinian children were killed in ‘Operation Cast Lead’ — between 27 December 2008 and 18 January 2009 — which took the lives of over 1,400 Palestinians in total.

Signs replaced the once-occupied seats at al-Fakhura School in the Jabaliya refugee camp in Gaza; names of victims written under the word in red: ‘Martyr’, 24 January, 2009.

(Photo: Anja Niedringhaus / AP)