Our children deserve better (Part 1)

Posted : 2020-12-11 13:33 Updated : 2021-01-05 09:39
Volunteer Fatima Sanson, dressed up as Mrs. Claus, embraces a needy child in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais state, Brazil on December 7, 2020. AFP

Children play at a camp of asylum seekers stuck at America's doorstep, in Matamoros, Mexico, on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. Like countless schools, the camp's so-called sidewalk school as it became known went to virtual learning amid the coronavirus pandemic but instead of being hampered by the change, it has blossomed. AP

Children pose for a picture outside their home at Manuel Faustino squatter camp, near Salvador, Bahia, Brazil on October 27, 2020. - Nearly everyone in Manuel Faustino receives the COVID-19 relief payments now set to expire at the end of the year, as do more than 67 million low-income workers in Brazil, nearly one-third of the population. The payments started at 600 reais (about $110) a month in April, then were halved in September as President Jair Bolsonaro's government struggled to fund them. AFP

Antonio Pedro de Souza(2nd 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 on October 16, 2020. AFP

Children who fled from attacks of armed militants in the Sahel region play soccer at a camp for internally displaced people (IDPs) in Kaya, Burkina Faso November 23, 2020. Picture taken November 23, 2020. REUTERS

Children sit on the ground by a cave where a Yemeni family has sought refuge due to poverty and lack of housing, west of the suburbs of Yemen's third-city of Taez on December 2, 2020. AFP

A man and children sit in a cave where a Yemeni family has sought refuge due to poverty and lack of housing, west of the suburbs of Yemen's third-city of Taez on December 2, 2020. AFP

Indian nomadic Gujjar children play at a temporary shelter on the outskirts of Jammu, India, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. Nomadic Gujjars walk for miles with their cattle through the mountains during summer months in search of green pastures and move back to the plains with the advent of winter. AP

A girl holds a container as she waits to receive porridge at Kuchengetana kitchen in Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe, 03 December 2020. 35-year-old Samantha Murozoki has been feeding thousands of people for the past 230 days. She has drawn public support for her works at a time families are struggling to put food on the table due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Murozoki, an immigration lawyer founded Kuchengetana Trust to help children with porridge every morning and adults with supper daily. Over 2000 children and adults benefit from her kicthen which is situated at her home in Chitungwiza, 30 km south of the capital Harare. EPA

In this photo taken on December 8, 2020, street dwellers, including children, queue up for free food distributed by Catholic religious order Society of the Divine Word (SVD) in Manila. - Charities are struggling to meet the ever-growing demand for food as millions of families go hungry across the country where Covid-19 restrictions have crippled the economy and thrown many out of work. AFP

Luiz Carlos and their children walk on a pier in the Santa Luzia community, in the riverside regions of the city of Portel, located in the island of Marajo, Para state, on the mouth of the Amazon river, Brazil, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. The municipality of Portel has one of the lowest human development rates in the country, concentrating a population with low levels of prevention and use of protective masks for COVID 19. Brazil is expecting a second wave of COVID-19 cases nationwide, with the state of Para reporting high numbers of people infected and more than 63 thousand dead from the disease so far. AP

Children without a protective masks for COVID 19 look out a window from of a boat in the port of the city of Portel, located in the island of Marajo, Para state, on the mouth of the Amazon river, Brazil, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. AP

A woman and children walk past a burning barricade on a stretch of Pan-American South Highway, on the sixth day of protests by farmworkers in Villacuri, Ica province, Peru, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. The farmworkers are demanding better pay and protesting clauses in a law that exempts them from benefits given other workers, including annual bonuses and vacations. AP

Children peek from behind the corner of a church building built by former Ethiopian refugees, as local and refugee worshippers attend Sunday Mass at the village next to Um Raquba refugee camp in Gedaref, eastern Sudan, on December 6, 2020. AFP

Children line up to attend class at PS 361 on the first day of a return to class during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., December 7, 2020. REUTERS

Syrian school children wearing masks due to the Covid-19 pandemic, sit at a makeshift school set up by locals in the village of Ma'arin on the outskirts of Azaz in the rebel-controlled northern countryside of Syria's Aleppo province, on December 8, 2020. AFP