People board a truck as they leave Khartoum, Sudan, on June 19, 2023.

‘I no longer have a dream’: Sudan has the largest displacement of children in the world


Telecommunications and internet connectivity were cut off again across Sudan as millions of people face an ongoing civil war. UNICEF spokesperson James Elder just returned from Darfur, a particularly troubling epicenter of the violence, and spoke to The World’s host Marco Werman about the latest conditions.

Yousef Hammash with his wife and children, Elia and Ahmad.

‘I don’t know what’s waiting for us in the next minute’: A father tries to protect his family in Gaza

Israel-Hamas war
Children stand in front of the building of the Peruvian Congress as part of a call to demand accountability for cancer patients in Peru, September 2023.

Desperate cancer patients in Peru look for options across the Atlantic

Health & Medicine
evacuees at night

Factory that made essential therapeutic food for malnourished children in Sudan burns down

Global Security
Karolina Daremyan bikes just six weeks after receiving her new prosthetic legs at Shriners Children's Boston.

How a Boston hospital transformed a Ukrainian child’s life

Sample portions of chicken and kale stew over rice

Maine’s largest school district serves up African-inspired dishes to get more students excited about school lunch


In Portland, Maine, high schools are infusing North African flavors into school lunches as the district experiments with being more inclusive of its diverse student body.

a young kid walking down the sidewalk

Netflix’s ‘Old Enough!’ reality TV show sends very young kids on errands by themselves


To an American audience, toddlers crossing the road to go to the supermarket unsupervised or helping with household chores would be considered alarming or negligent. But in Japan, children as young as 6 can be seen taking the train or walking to school. And it’s not viewed as something unusual.

Some of the younger boys of newly arrived Afghan refugees play in their own game at a St. Louis sports facility. The weekly get-together is a chance to exercise and make new friends.

Amid chaos, young Afghan refugees find something familiar in St. Louis — soccer


Dozens of young refugees from Afghanistan gather on Saturday afternoons in St. Louis for something that’s crucial to their successful resettlement in a new land: getting to just be kids.

Pupils wear face masks as they attend class at Kitante Primary School in Kampala, Uganda

Uganda’s schools reopen, ending world’s longest lockdown


Many young students across Uganda have not attended formal classes for nearly two years because of COVID-19, as schools were unable to host online lessons.

Children play with a therapist in the pediatric unit of the Robert Debre hospital, in Paris, France

Discussion: Children’s mental health during COVID

Coronavirus Conversations

The World’s reporter Elana Gordon hosted a discussion on the pandemic’s effects on children’s mental health with Karestan Koenen, Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.