This young boy was kidnapped by Boko Haram. He managed to escape, spent months in a government barracks and now lives in a rehabilitation center. He is probably around 6 years old but doesn't know for sure.
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Children watch U.S. forces in the village of Darbasiyah, Syria, on Apr.29. A UNICEF report on Monday put the number of children at risk in Mideast and North Africa conflicts at 24 million.
Violence in Syria killed more than 650 children last year, UNICEF says — a 20 percent increase from 2015. Here, Syrians return to their homes in Al Bab, after pro-Turkish militias took the town back from ISIS fighters.
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Five-year-old Murtaza Ahmadi, an avid Lionel Messi fan from Afghanistan, poses in a signed jersey from the Argentinian soccer great on Feb. 26. The boy's father says the media coverage led to threats toward the family.