UNICEF UK released its third report on child poverty this week. As part of the End Child Exploitation (ECE) campaign, the report centred on some rather brutal statistics. There are 352 million children between the ages of five and seventeen engaged in some sort of work. One in twelve work in the worst types of child labour...hazardous and unhealthy conditions, child soldiers, sex trade workers. In Africa almost half of the children between five and fourteen are employed.
352 million CHILDREN. That's more than the entire population of the US.
Someone stop the world, I want off. Earth is just too much to handle sometimes.