Our children deserve better (Part 2)

Posted : 2021-01-05 09:40 Updated : 2021-01-05 10:21
Internally displaced boys are reflected in a mirror inside their temporary home in the city of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. Save the Children has warned that more than 300,000 Afghan children face freezing winter conditions that could lead to illness, in the worst cases death, without proper winter clothing and heating. AP

An internally displaced boy poses for a photograph outside his temporary home in the city of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. AP

Internally displaced children sit around a stove to keep warm in a temporary shelter in the city of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. AP

Internally displaced boys play with a ball outside their temporary home in the city of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. AP

An internally displaced sister and brother pose for a photograph inside their temporary home in the city of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. AP

Internally displaced children pose for a photograph outside their temporary home in the city of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. AP

An internally displaced boy poses for a photograph outside his temporary home in the city of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. AP

Internally displaced boys warm themselves near a fire outside their temporary home in the city of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. AP

Internally displaced boys warm themselves near a fire outside of their temporary home in the city of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. AP

Children play at a park amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Gaza City, Dec. 28, 2020. Xinhua

A family buy balloons for their children from a vendor at a park in Dhaka on January 2, 2021. AFP

Children chase a giant soap bubble at the Blake Park, Mount Manganui, New Zealand as they enjoy New Year's Eve celebrations, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. New Zealand is one of the first countries in the world to welcome in the New Year. AP

Children play at a park amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Gaza City, Dec. 28, 2020. Xinhua

Ima, a girl who works informally to help her parents in a palm oil plantation, poses for a portrait in Sumatra, Indonesia, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. She was just 10 years old when she joined the throngs of children working on vast plantations in Indonesia and Malaysia, which supply 85% of the world's palm oil, used in a dizzying array of products sold by leading Western food and cosmetics brands. AP

Kenyan school children wear face masks while walking to school as they resume in-class learning after a nine-month disruption caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, in Nairobi on January 4, 2021. AFP

Children walk through a camp of asylum seekers stuck at America's doorstep, in Matamoros, Mexico, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. Led by U.S. military veterans, Global Response Management is staffed by volunteers primarily from the U.S. and paid asylum seekers who were medical professionals in their homelands. The group has treated thousands of migrants over the past year at two clinics in Matamoros, including one inside the camp. AP

Students of a boarding school rest in their dormitory in North Kalimantan, Indonesia, on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Some palm oil workers who work illegally in Malaysia send their children to the school in this transit town because they have no access to education in Malaysia due to their parents' employment status. AP

In this file photo taken on October 16, 2020 Antonio Pedro de Souza (L), 42, -a painter who has been out of work since the beginning of the pandemic- poses for a picture next to his wife (R), Ilma da Silva Santos and their children at their home at Manuel Faustino squatter camp, near Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. - Without more subsidies against the pandemic, Brazilians look into the abyss in 2021. Brazil has had one of the most generous economic stimulus programs against the pandemic in the world, but with the country being asphyxiated it is difficult it can afford it again next year. AFP

Children are silhouetted against a pond as they look at Christmas lights at a park in Lenexa, Kan. Balancing checkbooks and paying in cash are out, credit cards and digital wallets are in. When today's kids grow up, they'll pay for things very differently than their parents and grandparents did. That's why it's important for parents to update the way they teach their children about money management. AP

Children hold candles and take part in a demonstration to welcome new year, in Lahore, Pakistan, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. AP

Children play near a 2021 decoration outside a shopping complex during the 2021 New Year holidays amid COVID-19 coronavirus, in Beijing, China, 02 January 2021. EPA

Children wearing face mask take part in a sack race contest during Myanmar's 73rd Independence Day celebrations amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Yangon, Myanmar, January 4, 2021. Reuters

Children play a game as Myanmar celebrates its 73rd Independence Day on the outskirts of Yangon on January 4, 2021. AFP

Children enjoy sledding at the Woodland Trails Park Sled Hill in Prospect Heights, Ill., Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021. AP

Kashmiri children throw snow at each other after a fresh snow fall in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. AP

Two children drag a sledge across Knutsford Heath in north east England, Thursday Dec. 31, 2020, after overnight temperatures dropped below freezing. EPA