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Confessions of a War Child: A Trilogy

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 07.13.2015 | Books
Chaker Khazaal

For the past three years, I have been writing a series of novels, published as a trilogy - Confessions of a War Child. As the final installment - Sa...

How a Video Call Changed Children's Lives Forever

Adinda Veltrop | Posted 07.08.2015 | Impact
Adinda Veltrop

Too often children in conflict areas are merely portrayed as victims, who have others speak for them. But this call to hear them speak for themselves, uniting them through modern technology, turned out to be incredibly powerful. Even though video calling is brand new to the kids in Gaza, they sure have plenty to say.

Teacher Training Through A Tablet?

Saskia van der Kooy | Posted 05.28.2015 | Impact
Saskia van der Kooy

The quality of education in South Sudan is among the poorest in the world. The country has been plagued by decades of violence, brutal war and extreme poverty. Almost a third of the country's children are out of school. In the last ten years the number of children going to school has substantially increased, but the rapid increase has many bottlenecks.

17 Haunting Historical Photos Of Children At Play During Wartime

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 03.24.2015 | World

One of the worst aspects of war is the devastating effect of the fighting on the lives of children. While bearing no responsibility for the conflict, ...

Confronting ISIS: Is Rule of Law and Democracy Part of Coalition?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 11.21.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Beating ISIS on the battleground could prove inconclusive, even counterproductive, if its dogma is not de-legitimized. This cannot be done by the gun but the law and a political system that offers an alternative to the rule of might.

When Asked If They Could Have Anything, They Asked for Toothpaste

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 10.19.2014 | World
Rym Tina Ghazal

Clutching a teddy bear in one arm and a balloon in another, the little boy with a deep scar under his eye looked up and asked in Arabic, very gently... almost a whisper: "Khala (aunt) Rym. Can I have toothpaste for my sisters and I?"

What Is The Urgency Network?

Brandon Deroche | Posted 04.30.2013 | Impact
Brandon Deroche

If we want to move the zeitgeist forward, we have to see "giving back" in a more exciting and meaningful light than we did previously. We're optimistic that we're not too dumb to change the world, but instead we're just slightly... dare I say it... ignorant.

This PSA Has A Surprisingly Beautiful Ending

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 10.26.2012 | Impact

In the last decade, 2 million children were killed worldwide due to armed conflicts, and in war-affected areas, the battlefield can be anywhere -- a g...

Saw Kony 2012? A Must Read New Book on Conflict and Aid

Tom Murphy | Posted 05.20.2012 | Books
Tom Murphy

The timing of the Kony 2012 campaign is quite apt in light of the recent release of Dr Samantha Nutt's memoir-cum-aid commentary Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies & Aid.

Keeping the Spotlight on Sudan

Emmanuel Jal | Posted 07.11.2011 | World
Emmanuel Jal

In January, Emmanuel Jal and millions of southern Sudanese voted for independence, and on July 9 the Republic of South Sudan will become the world's newest internationally recognized country. But southern Sudan is not out of the woods yet.

Fran Healy's Life on the "B-list": Busking, Beatles, Berlin and more

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

Last Thursday night at the Fox Theater in Oakland, Brandon Flowers joined Fran Healy onstage for a cover of Travis's 2001 singalong, "Side." As the tw...

Emmanuel Jal, Child Soldier Turned Activist Rapper, Uses Music To Fight

Modiba | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Modiba

This is HuffPost World's regular feature that highlights interesting musicians and musical trends around the world. Know of a great musician doing g...

War Child, Story of a Sudanese Child Soldier Turned Hip Hop Star, is Horrifying, Humanizing, Edifying

Tonya Plank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tonya Plank

New indie documentary film War Child is a must-see. It tells the sad, courageous story of Emmanuel Jal, a young Sudanese man who was a child soldier during the Sudanese Civil War of the 80s, and became a successful Hip Hop artist.