From Madrid to… KENYA
It is divided into two parts due to the Equator and located at the East African coast, Kenya is considered as human’s cradle. Its cultural diversity is one of their biggest treasures, but at the same time that is very controversial.
Droughts are one of the most serious problems in Kenya, and it comes by the hand of famines and malnutrition.
That is why Kenya is victim of an extreme poverty. Half of its habitants live below the poverty line, with an average of 2 dollars per day.
POPULATION 0-14 YEARS OLD
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX
DEATH RATE UNDER 5 YEARS OLD
The situation of children
FULFILMENT OF THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILDREN: 5’52/10
The high poverty level affects negatively children’s welfare: it limits their safe water resources, their right to eat healthy food, health care attention, schooling and the protection of their basic needs.
Poverty, job, deficient infrastructures and children’s marriage stop kids from education.
Thanks to the low effectiveness of Law and the extreme poverty, the percentageof children who need to abandon their education to work is still high: 26% from all the children between 5 and 14 years old.
As a consequence, the 40% of the kids from Kenya lacks official identification or nationality, because only a 60% of births are registered. Therefore, children grow up as people without identity, without any hope of access to the Human Rights.
From Madrid to… MOROCCO
The African continent is located 14 km away from Spain, and the first place you will find is Morocco, a developing country which works as a connector between one of the poorest and troubled places in the world and one of the richest.
Morocco’s poverty rate is considerably high and the severe problems come fromthe uneven distribution of wealth, the lack of health care resources, the gloomy literacy rate, the disadvantageous situation for women in general and the lack of education resources.
Their economic development is slow and their social indicators are low. The main activity is the agriculture and the main products are citrus, pulses and cereals.
The situation of children
FULFILMENT OF THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILDREN: 7’57/10
The main problems in the country in relation to infancy consist on abandon and lack of facilities.
Since 2002, schooling is compulsory, but only the 88% of the children have had Access to education.
Although education is free, most of the parents cannot afford the school material that is why many kids are pushed and sent to work to provide some money to their families. One of two kids over 10 years old is illiterate.
Child labor affects the 8% of the children between 5 and 14 years old, affectingespecially the little girls who are sent to work as domestic employees.
The problem of abandon comes from the fact that pregnancy outside marriage is considered as a sin, therefore the fear make many mothers run away, hide and then abandon their kids. Around 30.000 and 50.000 kids live in the streets of Morocco.
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