Since attending the Intellectual Disabilities Unit in Vientiane, Hum Noy (8), who has Down Syndrome, is now able to communicate with his family and friends and live a more active life.
Eight months after the war in Gaza, hundreds of thousands of Palestinian children remain in desperate need of psychosocial counselling to overcome their trauma.
Over 2 million refugees have fled Syria since the start of the war in 2011, with many seeking shelter in refugee camps and urban areas of Jordan.
Ethiopia is now the largest refugee hosting country in Africa, with over 630,000 refugees seeking shelter. This is putting a huge strain on the already delicate health care system in the country.
There are now 2.4 million Afghan girls enrolled in school, compared to 5,000 in 2001, just before the fall of the Taliban. Whilst the increasing numbers are encouraging, Afghan girls still face many barriers to receiving an education.
Seen through the eyes of five children, a series of short stories highlighting vital messages about child rights. The Right to Play, Nutrition, Clean Water and Hygiene, Health and an acceptable Standard of Living.
In Dhaka, the average young woman is faced with limited options. A business training and mentoring program is changing that allowing young entrepreneurs to grow.
On April 1st 2012, Burma (Myanmar) held a landmark by-election. For the first time, National League for Democracy (NLD) leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi ran for political office.
Under the streets of Ulaan Baatar, the coldest capital city in the world, many children struggle to survive the bitter winter. Munkhbat & Altangeret are both 15 and have lived in a manhole together for over 3 years.
South Sudan gained Independence on 9th July, 2011 following decades of civil war. With a lack of clean water, food, basic health care, an illiteracy rate of 92% and a huge returning population, it faces many challengers.
Communities living in the coastal region of Bangladesh are already feeling the effects of climate change. A combination of rising sea levels, catastrophic cyclones and tidal surges are killing off once fertile land.
Mongolia’s rapid urbanisation is having a profound effect on the capital Ulaan Baatar. Over one million people, about 40% of the population, now live in UB.