Our natural instinct is to shield our children when we hear bad news. Sometimes, however, shielding our children means talking to them about some very messy topics, to equip them to handle the situation best.
For 15 years, Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe has been picking up the broken pieces of girls' lives and putting them back together. She's helped thousands of girls in Uganda — now she's helping girls fleeing civil war in South Sudan.
The World’s Richard Hall reported aboard Save the Children's rescue ship in the Mediterranean. On Tuesday, they saved 635 people — a record for the group's sea rescue operations. Doctors Without Borders rescued another 1,004 people on the same day.
More than 62 percent of South Sudanese refugees arriving in Uganda this year are children, UN officials report. And in a worrying trend, aid workers say a growing number of these kids are coming alone.