The children left behind in West Africa’s conflict-torn regions
30 May 2020 | 1:00 pm
Human rights groups say children in conflict regions aren't receiving enough support. Children who have escaped from Boko Haram are treated with suspicion in Nigeria, while schools are closing in Burkina Faso.
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