Poverty and exclusion among urban children

This Digest addresses the reality of these children. It highlights the chronic poverty and mar- ginalisation they face: many spend their days digging in rubbish tips for something they can sell, and their nights on the streets, where they risk violence and exploitation. They lack a secure home, can’t afford access to health services or education, and there is nowhere safe for them to play. Denied a voice, they can neither denounce the conditions in which they live, nor realise their enormous potential to inform solutions.

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Title: Poverty and exclusion among urban children

Author(s): Sheridan Bartlett, David Satterthwaite

Publication Date: 2002

Publisher:UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre