01 Mar '12, 8am

UNICEF Report Warns Cities Are Failing Our Children | Care2 Causes

UNICEF Report Warns Cities Are Failing Our Children | Care2 Causes

My young teenage son watched the Oscar award-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire last week, and although he enjoyed the drama and romance, he came away with a slew of poignant questions about the urban poor . Do they all live in slums? Why is there so much violence? How do the children survive? An urban dweller himself, he wondered how his world could be so acutely different from the world of the children in the film. He and his sister never have to worry about shelter, clothing or where their next meal will come from. They attend some of the country’s best schools and have access to some of the country’s best doctors. All of this stands in sad and stark contrast to the information released yesterday in UNICEF ‘s flagship annual report, The State of the World’s Children 2012: Children in an Urban World . As UNICEF warns, our cities are failing our children. Hundreds of milli...

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