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Why The Thai Cave Rescue Drew So Much Attention Compared To Other Crises

The world was riveted by the 12 soccer team members trapped in a cave in Thailand. But there are many youngsters who are struggling to survive — and who aren't in the spotlight.
Rohingya children carrying firewood into the Kutupalong camp in Bangladesh. Refugees have stripped almost all the area vegetation to use in cooking fires. Source: Allison Joyce for NPR

Like millions of global citizens, Abraham Leno has been riveted by the story of the 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in a cave in Thailand.

"I sat around the radio with my family and we wanted to hear the recent updates of the kids, every little detail," he says. "To see all the governments sending their best divers, giving them equipment, offering their moral support — it was a beautiful thing to see."

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