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One world, different childhood
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11:10, June 01, 2009

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They are the same children, but they can't have the same happy childhood. They have the childhood, but in a different world.

As the International Children's Day is coming, let us pay much more attention to the children in plight.

What we want to say is not only "happy children's day", but also "wish you better".


What do you see from children's eyes?



[Children in hungry]

UN: 6m children die of hunger, malnutrition a year

The United Nations' food and farming body Tuesday renewed its plea for more effort to improve agriculture in poor countries to ease hunger and malnutrition which kill nearly 6 million children a year. [Detail]

Food Bank for New York City warns of rise in child hunger

The Food Bank for New York City, anon-profit social services organization, released a report Tuesday showing that the number of hungry kids has soared over the last few years, as New Yorkers struggle with a higher cost of living.[Detail]

WFP official: Four million children malnourished in Indonesia >>

[Children's lack of education]

Some 1.5 mln school-age girls out of school in Bangladesh

About 1.5 million primary-age girls in Bangladesh still remain out of school, local newspapers The Daily Star and The Independent reported.[Detail]

Hostage-takers of schoolchildren in Manila demand free education for poor kids

Two hostage-takers, waving a couple of grenades and hand-guns, took over a bus full of schoolchildren in downtown Manila, demanding free education for 145 poor children.[Detail]

[Children at risk]

Anti-government armed forces in Somalia led more than 50,000 children's lives at risk

Children in Iraq still suffering psychologically from war trauma

[Children in slums]

Slum children in Mumbai


Slum children


Childhood at Indian slums


A child drinks water at a slum in New Delhi, India, on May 29, 2009.


By People's Daily Online



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