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Tom Hiddleston set off on his first journey with Unicef UK to Guinea in West Africa In January 2013. During his five day journey, Tom met with Guinean children, families and communities to see firsthand how UNICEF supports them in the field. He also visited several Unicef projects, learning about UNICEF’s work in child protection, education, and water and sanitation, as well as seeing efforts to combat hunger and malnutrition.
#EmergencyLessons was a seven-month campaign to highlight the importance of education for children affected by emergencies. The social media-driven public awareness campaign aims to reach 20 million Europeans, especially those 25 and under, in Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Slovenia, Slovakia, and the United Kingdom and inspire them to raise their voices on behalf of millions of children and adolescents whose education has been interrupted by emergencies. Apart from missing out on education, and the benefits it yields for them and for their societies, out of school children are more vulnerable to abuse, exploitation, and recruitment by armed forces. Schools provide a safe haven where children can be protected from these threats. Other benefits of going to school include the friends made, the teachers who support children through trauma, and the stability found in the routine of attending classes.