Children deserve better

Posted : 2019-01-16 11:24 Updated : 2019-01-16 15:37
An Afghan girl, who was injured in a bomb blast a day earlier, poses for a photograph at the scene of last night's truck bomb blast that targeted Green Village camp belonging to foreigners in Kabul, Afghanistan, 15 January 2019. At least four persons were killed and 90 others, including 23 children, were injured. EPA

Children play on the rope as they wait to observe the bull fight during the Maghesangranti festival, which commemorates the start of the holy month of Magh, ushering in the coming of warmer weather and longer days, at Talukachandani village in Nuwakot district near Kathmandu, Nepal January 15, 2019. Reuters

A woman and child from Guatemala prepare to cross over part of the Rio Grande river to turn themselves over to U.S. Border Patrol agents and ask for an asylum consideration on January 13, 2019 in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. AFP

A migrant from Honduras, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the United States, helps a child to jumps the fence to cross it illegally from Mexico into the U.S., in Tijuana, Mexico, January 13, 2019. Reuters

A boy, playing, climbs the border wall between Sunland Park, New Mexico, US and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Mexico, on January 8, 2019. AFP

A boy plays with a weapon on the top of an army vehicle during Children's Day celebration at a military facility in Bangkok, Thailand January 12, 2019. Reuters

An Indian Railway Protection Force officer helps a child enter a train through an emergency window in Hyderabad, India, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Railway platforms and trains were overcrowded Friday with many people traveling to their hometowns to celebrate the Hindu festival of Makar Sankranti that falls on Jan. 14. AP

A police officer speaks to a boy beside remains of cloths after a fire broke overnight in Mogadishu's biggest market, the Bakara Market, on January 11, 2019. AFP

A Syrian child stands next to a pail of water outside a tent at Abu Al-Khashab camp for the displaced from the eastern province of Deir Ezzor, northwest of the city of Deir Ezzor, on January 10, 2019. AFP

In this Jan 31, 2018 photo, paralyzed by decompression sickness in 2017, lobster diver Charles "Charly" Melendez, 28, stares at the ceiling lying on the floorboards of a rented room surrounded by his children, in Puerto Lempira, Honduras. Even now, after nine sessions of a high-pressure, oxygen-rich hyperbaric chamber, he hasn't recovered. AP

An Afghan woman sits next to a wounded child after receiving treatment at Indira Gandhi Children's Hospital after a powerful truck bomb attack in Kabul on January 15, 2019. The Taliban on January 15 claimed responsibility for a powerful truck bomb attack in Kabul that ripped through surrounding neighbourhoods, killing at least four people and wounding more than 100, in the latest assault on the Afghan capital. AFP

A girl plays beneath an Argentine flag as demonstrators protest against the increase in public service fees, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. AP

Venezuelan Liorkis Marke, 35, poses as she shows a cardboard that reads "Venezuelan needs work or help for my children. God bless you" in Manaus, Brazil January 14, 2019. Picture taken January 14, 2019. Reuters

Syrian girls walk with their school bags in Abu Al-Khashab camp for the displaced from the eastern province of Deir Ezzor, northwest of the city of Deir Ezzor, on January 10, 2019. AFP

A Syrian child walks in the mud across a rain-water ditch in Abu Al-Khashab camp for the displaced from the eastern province of Deir Ezzor, northwest of the city of Deir Ezzor, on January 10, 2019. AFP

An Afghan child sells eggs during a snowy day on a hilltop in Kabul, Afghanistan, 10 January 2019. Afghanistan in most of its northern provinces has about seven months of harsh winter which decreases the job opportunities for the Afghan workers as most of the projects shuts down. EPA

In this picture taken on November 22, 2018, Indian schoolgirls walk over the rubble of a demolished house along an alleyway near Meer Ghat in Lahori Tola area of Varanasi, in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. - India's ancient city of Varanasi is clearing the way for a grand temple corridor by razing hundreds of houses, wiping away its oldest neighbourhood and irking locals. AFP

A Rakhine ethnic woman with child, who fled from conflict areas, are seen at War Myat Hall village's temporary camp in Ponnagyun Township, northern Rakhine State, western Myanmar, 06 January 2019. EPA

In this Dec. 11, 2018 file photo, a Pakistani health worker gives a polio vaccination to a child in Karachi, Pakistan. Pakistani officials said, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 that the country is on track to eradicate polio in 2019 despite Taliban attacks and superstition that has spurred many parents in the region bordering Afghanistan to refuse to vaccinate their children against the crippling disease. AP

Migrant women and children, intercepted off the coast in the Mediterranean Sea, are led by Spanish police officers into a police bus after arriving on a rescue boat at the port of Malaga, southern Spain, January 9, 2019. Reuters

A boy uses a bamboo stick to clean a river covered by rubbish in Bekasi, West Java province, Indonesia, January 7, 2019. Reuters

A child stands with other villagers as he smokes a cigarette during Epiphany celebrations in Vale de Salgueiro, northern Portugal, on January 5, 2019. In the village of Vale de Salgueiro, in northern Portugal, children as young as five are allowed to smoke cigarettes according to the local tradition of the Christian Epiphany celebrations. AFP

Children play with balloons in front of Federal Police outside an empty warehouse used as a shelter set up for migrants in downtown Tijuana, Mexico, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. Authorities ordered the shelter to be closed due to sanitary conditions. Discouraged by the long wait to apply for asylum through official ports of entry, many migrants from recent caravans are choosing to cross the U.S. border wall and hand themselves in to border patrol agents. AP

Indian children ride a sledge in the snow covered Solang Nala area, about 14km from Manali, India, 08 January 2019. Manali is a famous tourist destination for Indian and foreign tourists alike. EPA