The State of the World's Children 2000

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1. Survival on the streets for Calcutta's poorest children
Kalua, 10, grew up fending for himself on the Sealdah train station platform in Calcutta, India. One of the city's estimated 100,000 street children in need of special protection, he now participates in a UNICEF-assisted urban programme to safeguard children at the station. Poverty remains the most profound threat to children's survival and development.

2. Sierra Leone's children suffer in war
Children have suffered on all sides of Sierra Leone's brutal civil war -- as victims of the conflict, and forced into combat. UNICEF provides humanitarian assistance to these children, including nutrition, counselling and skills training. Ninety percent of war's victims are now civilians, most of them women and children.

3. Generation most at risk of AIDS
In Zambia and elsewhere, young people use music and the media to teach one another about the dangers of AIDS and how to avoid HIV infection. Youth now make up a fifth of the world's population and are most at risk of AIDS. The disease is now the top killer in Africa, the most devastated continent.

Audio files: For audio files of UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy discussing the themes of The State of the World's Children 2000, go to the official press release.

 
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