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Girl Guides from Swords, Portmarnock and Rathfarnham at the Glow 6 Camp at Ignite 2017, where  more than 600 tents were needed. Photograph: Alan Betson

Can being a Girl Guide help develop life skills for being a woman in the 21st century? That was the big question I carried with me when I arrived at I(...)

Young girls stand by a fence in Muna camp for displaced people in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria. Photograph: Sally Hayden

It took a few hours for Mustafa to realise they weren’t actually going to his grandmother’s house. The shy seven year old had piled into a car with hi(...)

A malnourished child, Marwan Ahmad Mahyoub (10), sits at a special care centre where he receives rehabilitation exercises in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, Yemen, on August 19th. Photograph: Abduljabbar Zeyad/Reuters

After 2½ years of war, little is functioning in Yemen. Repeated bombings have crippled bridges, hospitals and factories. Many doctors and civil servan(...)

A boy cries as he lies on a bed of a hospital in Sana’a, Yemen, on Thursday. Photograph: Mohamed al-Sayaghi/Reuters

Children are bearing the brunt of the conflict in Yemen, with 80 per cent in desperate need of aid and two million suffering from acute malnutrition, (...)

Recently returned people sit in a camp for the displaced in Gwoza, Borno State, northeast Nigeria. Photograph: Sally Hayden

On the edges of the Sambisa Forest, a vast, colonial-era game reserve believed to be hiding a combination of of Islamist militants, the region’s disap(...)

A woman cradles her daughter at an MSF clinic for malnourished children in Gwange, Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria. Photograph: Sally Hayden

It was about 10.30pm when the first explosion sounded. Across Maiduguri, capital of northeast Nigeria’s Borno State, residents strained to hear anothe(...)

Ireland should be particularly concerned about unemployment levels for both households and young people

Ireland should be particularly concerned about unemployment levels for both households and young people in light of today’s Unicef report, a leading i(...)

Building the Future: one in 10,000 Irish 15- to 19-year-olds will die by suicide, the Unicef report says

Difficulties in accessing mental health services and the closure of beds are adding to the seriousness of Ireland’s teenage mental health issues, acco(...)

The finding in a Unicef report that the teenage suicide rate in the Republic is the fourth-highest among high-income countries must be a cause for con(...)

Girls actually attempt suicide about twice as often as boys, though generally the methods chosen are less lethal. Photograph: iStock

Ireland’s teenage suicide rate is the fourth-highest among high-income countries, according to an international report on child wellbeing. One in fiv(...)

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