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Ahmad holds his son Mouath in their makeshift home in the Ketermaya refugee camp, outside Beirut, Lebanon. © Dominic Chavez/World Bank

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Alberto Gwande, the Headteacher at the Khuzi school near Nathenje, Lilongwe Rural East District, Malawi. © Ravinder Casley Gera
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