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21 August 2009 - Staunch defender of children’s rights helps street children in Kyrgyzstan

Tape#: 8400
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© UNICEF video

Families and children are suffering the effects of the global recession as the backbone of its economy in Kyrgyzstan – remittances sent from Kyrgyz workers in other countries, particularly Russia – takes a blow.

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Production date: July 2009


Keywords: UNICEF, children, CRC, homeless, street kids, drugs, alcoholism, Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan

Main shooting locations: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Main sequences: More than a thousand homeless or troubled young people children have passed through the Bishkek Centre for Street Children in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, where a dynamic and determined man has become a father figure to them all. UNICEF commends Alexei Petrushevski as a staunch defender of children’s rights. 

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