Millions of children around the world suffer from poverty, violence and diseases, many of them have to work hard. Many people don’t care about this and it is terrible. Frankly, my heart bleeds seeing these kids, who from an early age had to deal with this cruel world.
A street child searches for recyclable material in a garbage dump on the outskirts of Gauhati, India, Thursday, Nov. 19, a day ahead of Universal Children's Day. Twenty years after the U.N. adopted a treaty guaranteeing children's rights, fewer youngsters are dying and more are going to school, but an estimated 1 billion still lack services essential to their survival and development, UNICEF said Thursday.
Leonardo Sanchez, 12, tries to pull cactus spines from his hands as a relative cuts more cactus pads at the La Merced market in Mexico City. The United Nations adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child 20 years ago, yet millions of children the world over still suffer from violence and abuse, hunger and disease.
Internally displaced women line up to receive therapeutic food for their children at a food distribution centre run by an organization called CAACID, funded by the UN agencies and European Union, in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Nov. 15.
In this photo taken on Tuesday, Nov. 17, children rummage for scrap metal following a fire which gutted 400 houses in Mandaluyong city, east of Manila, Philippines. The Philippine Labor Department estimates that there are 2.1 million Filipino child workers, mostly in the agriculture sector.
In this photo taken Sunday, Aug. 16, Marina, 3, center-left, plays with other children in the back of a garbage collection truck where many garbage collectors live and work on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt.