Of course, things are not better for kids (and adults) everywhere. The New Republic’s Graeme Wood gives us a glimpse of the bloody, crumbling Central African Republic: “Along a desolate stretch of the Avenue de France, the Red Cross has operated an on-demand, white-gloved sanitation service that, within an hour of being called, will show up to collect human bodies, whether chopped up or left intact.” Hell is an understatement.

+ Nigeria: “If this abduction of 236 girls happened anywhere else in the world, the nation would be at a standstill.”