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In this Dec. 3, 2019 photo, children play near their home in the Cite Soleil slum of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. According to a joint statement by humanitarian organizations, an estimated 3.7 million Haitians require emergency food assistance. AP
In this Dec. 3, 2019 photo, children play near their home in the Cite Soleil slum of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. According to a joint statement by humanitarian organizations, an estimated 3.7 million Haitians require emergency food assistance. AP
 A conflict-affected Yemeni boy carries a sack of flour provided by Mona Relief Yemen, at an area on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen, 03 December 2019. According to reports, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has warned that five more years of war in Yemen would cost some 29 billion USD in humanitarian aid, as ​the prolonged conflict in the Arab country has created the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, with 10 million people living with extreme hunger and​ two million children under five already acutely malnourished. EPA
A conflict-affected Yemeni boy carries a sack of flour provided by Mona Relief Yemen, at an area on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen, 03 December 2019. According to reports, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has warned that five more years of war in Yemen would cost some 29 billion USD in humanitarian aid, as ​the prolonged conflict in the Arab country has created the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, with 10 million people living with extreme hunger and​ two million children under five already acutely malnourished. EPA
A womancarries her child as she crosses a wooden bridge in the refugee camp of Moria, on the island of Lesbos on November 26, 2019. AFP
A womancarries her child as she crosses a wooden bridge in the refugee camp of Moria, on the island of Lesbos on November 26, 2019. AFP
In this photograph taken on November 25, 2019, a child looks on as he walks with a donkey after returing to his village following four years of fighting between Afghan security forces and IS group in Achin district of Nangarhar province. - Afghan farmer Gulnar Malik had seen her share of hardships as war ravaged her country over four decades -- but nothing prepared the mother of five for the arrival of the Islamic State group. AFP
In this photograph taken on November 25, 2019, a child looks on as he walks with a donkey after returing to his village following four years of fighting between Afghan security forces and IS group in Achin district of Nangarhar province. - Afghan farmer Gulnar Malik had seen her share of hardships as war ravaged her country over four decades -- but nothing prepared the mother of five for the arrival of the Islamic State group. AFP
 A handout photo made available by Greenpeace-Philippines shows children splashed by strong waves along a dike in the aftermath of Typhoon Kammuri in Legazpi city, Albay Province, Philippines, 03 December 2019. EPA
A handout photo made available by Greenpeace-Philippines shows children splashed by strong waves along a dike in the aftermath of Typhoon Kammuri in Legazpi city, Albay Province, Philippines, 03 December 2019. EPA
Physically challenged children enjoy at the Marina Beach during an event to mark the International Day of Disabled Persons in Chennai on December 3, 2019. AFP
Physically challenged children enjoy at the Marina Beach during an event to mark the International Day of Disabled Persons in Chennai on December 3, 2019. AFP
Children play on the Marina beach on the Bay of Bengal coast which is blanketed in sea foam in Chennai, India, Sunday, Dec.1, 2019. AP
Children play on the Marina beach on the Bay of Bengal coast which is blanketed in sea foam in Chennai, India, Sunday, Dec.1, 2019. AP
A child living with HIV stands as he prepares to take a bath at the HIV/AIDS Care Center, a hospice run by Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) Party, in Yangon, Myanmar, 01 December 2019. EPA
A child living with HIV stands as he prepares to take a bath at the HIV/AIDS Care Center, a hospice run by Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) Party, in Yangon, Myanmar, 01 December 2019. EPA
 A child looks on as people gather to rally in support of Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi before she heads off to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), in Yangon, Myanmar December 1, 2019. Reuters
A child looks on as people gather to rally in support of Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi before she heads off to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), in Yangon, Myanmar December 1, 2019. Reuters
Children hold flags during Romania's National Day parade, staged by 4000 troops of which 500 from partner countries, in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. AP
Children hold flags during Romania's National Day parade, staged by 4000 troops of which 500 from partner countries, in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. AP
School children walk in floodwaters following heavy rains in southern Thailand's province of Narathiwat on December 3, 2019. AFP
School children walk in floodwaters following heavy rains in southern Thailand's province of Narathiwat on December 3, 2019. AFP
In this Sept. 5, 2019 photo, children attend class at the Nyabitsinde Primary School near the Volcanoes National Park in Kinigi, Rwanda. 'The money that built this school comes from tourism,' says Fabien Uwimana, a French and English teacher. 'More children today can go to school.' AP
In this Sept. 5, 2019 photo, children attend class at the Nyabitsinde Primary School near the Volcanoes National Park in Kinigi, Rwanda. 'The money that built this school comes from tourism,' says Fabien Uwimana, a French and English teacher. 'More children today can go to school.' AP
Demba, 8, a Koranic student, called a talibe, attends karate training in the courtyard of Maison de la Gare, an organisation that helps talibe street children reintegrate into society, in Saint-Louis, Senegal, February 8, 2019. Reuters
Demba, 8, a Koranic student, called a talibe, attends karate training in the courtyard of Maison de la Gare, an organisation that helps talibe street children reintegrate into society, in Saint-Louis, Senegal, February 8, 2019. Reuters
Children attend the opening of a baseball tournament at the Criollitos de Venezuela school in Casalta neighborhood, Caracas, on October 25, 2019. AFP
Children attend the opening of a baseball tournament at the Criollitos de Venezuela school in Casalta neighborhood, Caracas, on October 25, 2019. AFP
A migrant mother feeds her children in a freight train in Palenque, Chiapas state, Mexico, as they travel north on June 24, 2019. AP
A migrant mother feeds her children in a freight train in Palenque, Chiapas state, Mexico, as they travel north on June 24, 2019. AP
 A woman and a child ride an electric tricycle in the old town of Luoyang, Henan province, China January 21, 2019. Reuters
A woman and a child ride an electric tricycle in the old town of Luoyang, Henan province, China January 21, 2019. Reuters
In a photo taken on September 9, 2019 a child drives a miniature electric toy car across Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang. - North Korea was marking the 71st anniversary of its foundation, with a public holiday. AFP
In a photo taken on September 9, 2019 a child drives a miniature electric toy car across Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang. - North Korea was marking the 71st anniversary of its foundation, with a public holiday. AFP
 An Egyptian child waves in greeting as he bikes past a herd in the village of al-Nehaya, one of the poorest in the country, in the province of Assiut in central Egypt, on November 16, 2019. AFP
An Egyptian child waves in greeting as he bikes past a herd in the village of al-Nehaya, one of the poorest in the country, in the province of Assiut in central Egypt, on November 16, 2019. AFP
Joseph Bisole, 27, a former child soldier in the armed forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo, manufactures charcoal as part of the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) Ecomakala project to reduce illegal charcoal production, in Burungu, northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, on September 28, 2019. - In North Kivu province, illegal logging is one of the main threats to the conservation of Virunga National Park and its trade is an important source of income for armed groups. AFP
Joseph Bisole, 27, a former child soldier in the armed forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo, manufactures charcoal as part of the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) Ecomakala project to reduce illegal charcoal production, in Burungu, northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, on September 28, 2019. - In North Kivu province, illegal logging is one of the main threats to the conservation of Virunga National Park and its trade is an important source of income for armed groups. AFP
A child brings branches home to Sake, northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, on September 28, 2019. AFP
A child brings branches home to Sake, northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, on September 28, 2019. AFP
 A child runs to a cow herd in Burungu, near a eucalyptus plantation of the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) Ecomakala project to reduce illegal charcoal production in Masisi territory, northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, on September 28, 2019. AFP
A child runs to a cow herd in Burungu, near a eucalyptus plantation of the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) Ecomakala project to reduce illegal charcoal production in Masisi territory, northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, on September 28, 2019. AFP


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In this Dec. 3, 2019 photo, children play near their home in the Cite Soleil slum of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. According to a joint statement by humanitarian organizations, an estimated 3.7 million Haitians require emergency food assistance. AP
In this Dec. 3, 2019 photo, children play near their home in the Cite Soleil slum of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. According to a joint statement by humanitarian organizations, an estimated 3.7 million Haitians require emergency food assistance. AP
 A conflict-affected Yemeni boy carries a sack of flour provided by Mona Relief Yemen, at an area on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen, 03 December 2019. According to reports, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has warned that five more years of war in Yemen would cost some 29 billion USD in humanitarian aid, as ​the prolonged conflict in the Arab country has created the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, with 10 million people living with extreme hunger and​ two million children under five already acutely malnourished. EPA
A conflict-affected Yemeni boy carries a sack of flour provided by Mona Relief Yemen, at an area on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen, 03 December 2019. According to reports, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has warned that five more years of war in Yemen would cost some 29 billion USD in humanitarian aid, as ​the prolonged conflict in the Arab country has created the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, with 10 million people living with extreme hunger and​ two million children under five already acutely malnourished. EPA
A womancarries her child as she crosses a wooden bridge in the refugee camp of Moria, on the island of Lesbos on November 26, 2019. AFP
A womancarries her child as she crosses a wooden bridge in the refugee camp of Moria, on the island of Lesbos on November 26, 2019. AFP
In this photograph taken on November 25, 2019, a child looks on as he walks with a donkey after returing to his village following four years of fighting between Afghan security forces and IS group in Achin district of Nangarhar province. - Afghan farmer Gulnar Malik had seen her share of hardships as war ravaged her country over four decades -- but nothing prepared the mother of five for the arrival of the Islamic State group. AFP
In this photograph taken on November 25, 2019, a child looks on as he walks with a donkey after returing to his village following four years of fighting between Afghan security forces and IS group in Achin district of Nangarhar province. - Afghan farmer Gulnar Malik had seen her share of hardships as war ravaged her country over four decades -- but nothing prepared the mother of five for the arrival of the Islamic State group. AFP
 A handout photo made available by Greenpeace-Philippines shows children splashed by strong waves along a dike in the aftermath of Typhoon Kammuri in Legazpi city, Albay Province, Philippines, 03 December 2019. EPA
A handout photo made available by Greenpeace-Philippines shows children splashed by strong waves along a dike in the aftermath of Typhoon Kammuri in Legazpi city, Albay Province, Philippines, 03 December 2019. EPA
Physically challenged children enjoy at the Marina Beach during an event to mark the International Day of Disabled Persons in Chennai on December 3, 2019. AFP
Physically challenged children enjoy at the Marina Beach during an event to mark the International Day of Disabled Persons in Chennai on December 3, 2019. AFP
Children play on the Marina beach on the Bay of Bengal coast which is blanketed in sea foam in Chennai, India, Sunday, Dec.1, 2019. AP
Children play on the Marina beach on the Bay of Bengal coast which is blanketed in sea foam in Chennai, India, Sunday, Dec.1, 2019. AP
A child living with HIV stands as he prepares to take a bath at the HIV/AIDS Care Center, a hospice run by Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) Party, in Yangon, Myanmar, 01 December 2019. EPA
A child living with HIV stands as he prepares to take a bath at the HIV/AIDS Care Center, a hospice run by Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) Party, in Yangon, Myanmar, 01 December 2019. EPA
 A child looks on as people gather to rally in support of Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi before she heads off to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), in Yangon, Myanmar December 1, 2019. Reuters
A child looks on as people gather to rally in support of Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi before she heads off to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), in Yangon, Myanmar December 1, 2019. Reuters
Children hold flags during Romania's National Day parade, staged by 4000 troops of which 500 from partner countries, in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. AP
Children hold flags during Romania's National Day parade, staged by 4000 troops of which 500 from partner countries, in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. AP
School children walk in floodwaters following heavy rains in southern Thailand's province of Narathiwat on December 3, 2019. AFP
School children walk in floodwaters following heavy rains in southern Thailand's province of Narathiwat on December 3, 2019. AFP
In this Sept. 5, 2019 photo, children attend class at the Nyabitsinde Primary School near the Volcanoes National Park in Kinigi, Rwanda. 'The money that built this school comes from tourism,' says Fabien Uwimana, a French and English teacher. 'More children today can go to school.' AP
In this Sept. 5, 2019 photo, children attend class at the Nyabitsinde Primary School near the Volcanoes National Park in Kinigi, Rwanda. 'The money that built this school comes from tourism,' says Fabien Uwimana, a French and English teacher. 'More children today can go to school.' AP
Demba, 8, a Koranic student, called a talibe, attends karate training in the courtyard of Maison de la Gare, an organisation that helps talibe street children reintegrate into society, in Saint-Louis, Senegal, February 8, 2019. Reuters
Demba, 8, a Koranic student, called a talibe, attends karate training in the courtyard of Maison de la Gare, an organisation that helps talibe street children reintegrate into society, in Saint-Louis, Senegal, February 8, 2019. Reuters
Children attend the opening of a baseball tournament at the Criollitos de Venezuela school in Casalta neighborhood, Caracas, on October 25, 2019. AFP
Children attend the opening of a baseball tournament at the Criollitos de Venezuela school in Casalta neighborhood, Caracas, on October 25, 2019. AFP
A migrant mother feeds her children in a freight train in Palenque, Chiapas state, Mexico, as they travel north on June 24, 2019. AP
A migrant mother feeds her children in a freight train in Palenque, Chiapas state, Mexico, as they travel north on June 24, 2019. AP
 A woman and a child ride an electric tricycle in the old town of Luoyang, Henan province, China January 21, 2019. Reuters
A woman and a child ride an electric tricycle in the old town of Luoyang, Henan province, China January 21, 2019. Reuters
In a photo taken on September 9, 2019 a child drives a miniature electric toy car across Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang. - North Korea was marking the 71st anniversary of its foundation, with a public holiday. AFP
In a photo taken on September 9, 2019 a child drives a miniature electric toy car across Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang. - North Korea was marking the 71st anniversary of its foundation, with a public holiday. AFP
 An Egyptian child waves in greeting as he bikes past a herd in the village of al-Nehaya, one of the poorest in the country, in the province of Assiut in central Egypt, on November 16, 2019. AFP
An Egyptian child waves in greeting as he bikes past a herd in the village of al-Nehaya, one of the poorest in the country, in the province of Assiut in central Egypt, on November 16, 2019. AFP
Joseph Bisole, 27, a former child soldier in the armed forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo, manufactures charcoal as part of the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) Ecomakala project to reduce illegal charcoal production, in Burungu, northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, on September 28, 2019. - In North Kivu province, illegal logging is one of the main threats to the conservation of Virunga National Park and its trade is an important source of income for armed groups. AFP
Joseph Bisole, 27, a former child soldier in the armed forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo, manufactures charcoal as part of the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) Ecomakala project to reduce illegal charcoal production, in Burungu, northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, on September 28, 2019. - In North Kivu province, illegal logging is one of the main threats to the conservation of Virunga National Park and its trade is an important source of income for armed groups. AFP
A child brings branches home to Sake, northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, on September 28, 2019. AFP
A child brings branches home to Sake, northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, on September 28, 2019. AFP
 A child runs to a cow herd in Burungu, near a eucalyptus plantation of the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) Ecomakala project to reduce illegal charcoal production in Masisi territory, northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, on September 28, 2019. AFP
A child runs to a cow herd in Burungu, near a eucalyptus plantation of the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) Ecomakala project to reduce illegal charcoal production in Masisi territory, northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, on September 28, 2019. AFP
Choi Won-suk wschoi@koreatimes.co.kr

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