Children begging in the streets
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There are nearly 240 million children with mental or physical disabilities worldwide .
Across the globe, the majority of these children have meager access to clean water and sanitation; adequate nutrition; and necessary healthcare, including immunization.
- 53% are likely to suffer from acute respiratory infections, the leading cause of death in children under five .
- 42% are likely to be “wasted” which is to say emaciated, with muscle mass far below normal.
- 34% are likely to be stunted in growth.
Disabled children are often denied education.
- 49% are likely never to have attended school.
- 42% are likely to lack basic reading and arithmetic skills.
Children with disabilities are at higher risk of abuse (including sexual abuse) and neglect . In the United States, that risk is 300% higher than for children without disabilities . Continue reading
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Mo Farah at 2012 European Athletics Championships in Helsinki,
Author Erik van Leeuwen
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Four-time Olympic champion, Sir Mohamed Farah, has revealed in a BBC documentary that he was trafficked as a child, and forced into slavery in London [3A].
Born Hussein Abdi Kahin, Farah lost his father to a civil war in Somaliland at the age of four. Separated from his mother, he was brought illegally to the United Kingdom by a stranger at the age of nine, and forced to work as a domestic servant.
Citizenship and Freedom
Farah was not allowed to attend school until around age twelve. The school was told he was a Somali refugee.
Physical education teacher, Alan Watkinson, was the first to notice Farah’s outstanding athletic talent. Farah eventually told Watkinson the truth about his past, and moved in with a friend’s family. It was Watkinson who helped Farah apply for British citizenship. Continue reading