If you’re alive, something good will happen to you. Ishmael Beah’s story of hope | UNICEF at 70

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From child soldier to renowned author and human rights activist, the gripping story of Ishmael Beah, today a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, sounds like a novel. No wonder it later became an inspirational bestseller. UNICEF played a critical role in transforming his life.

“The UNICEF interventions gave me hope. They took me out of a very difficult situation, and that is what made all the other things possible for me,” explains Ishmael.

Since the mid-1980s, UNICEF and its partners have advocated for, and secured the release of, children from armed forces in conflict-affected countries including Afghanistan, Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mozambique, Nepal, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Uganda.

Every time you save a child from war, THERE IS HOPE.

For every child, hope.

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