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Hauwa Madu, 13, is so happy to be able to attend school and has big plans for the future.  © UNHCR/Rahima Gambo

Tears tumbled down the cheeks of 13-year-old Hauwa Madu as she recalled the death of her father three years ago at the hands of one of the world's most feared terrorist groups.


 At home in the Darfur region of Sudan, Hosna's family were farmers and herders. Like every other young woman she knew, she got married and had a family. Then war broke out and armed men raided her village.