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It seems like every kid is online. But UNICEF's director of data, Laurence Chandy, observes: "It's a huge inequity between those who have access and those who do not." Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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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. Jide Adeniyi-Jones for NPR hide caption

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The Little Boy Who Escaped From Boko Haram

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A World Food Programme worker stands next to aid parcels that will be distributed to South Sudanese refugees at the airport in Sudan's North Kordofan state. Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Why It's So Hard To Stop The World's Looming Famines

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Beyonce, pictured at the Grammy awards in February, returned to Twitter after a year's absence to announce a new philanthropic venture. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for NARAS hide caption

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People gather at the site of a suicide bomb attack at a market in June 2015 in Maiduguri, Nigeria, where two girls blew themselves up near a crowded mosque. Jossy Ola/AP hide caption

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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. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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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. Rahmat Gul/AP hide caption

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Young Nigerians draw an attack scene during a therapy program at a refugee camp in Chad for people displaced by the violent conflict with Boko Haram. Philippe Desmazes/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Boko Haram Abductees Face Tough Return

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PHOTOS: Giving Ex-Child Soldiers A Chance To Be Kids Again

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In this November 2015 photo, A 17-year-old mother sits with her baby in the Inhassune village, in southern Mozambique. In Mozambique there are no laws preventing child marriages and existing child protection laws offer loopholes. If a community decides that a girl is to be married in a traditional ceremony, with or without her consent, lawmakers are powerless to intervene. Shiraaz Mohamed/AP hide caption

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