If you've ever worked with children you can understand why children are at a risk; it is because they are so vulnerable, so open, they are sponges soaking up whatever they are given. Well, the world is no fool and evil is cunning in all it's ways; it's no wonder that children are targeted...it's so easy. Just look:
There are an estimated 100 million kids living on the streets.
Around 2 million women and children are said to be trafficked for sexual exploitation each year, some as young as 5.
16,000 children die everyday from hunger.
Around 15 million children have lost one or both of their parents to AIDS and there are around 2.5 million children who have the disease themselves.
Around 12,000 children are forced to work as slaves in the Ivory Coast on cocoa plantations.
Everyday around 26,000 children under the age of 5 die mostly from preventable causes. More than 1 third of children die in the first month of their life.
And they are more than that. You see? Children are at risk and it's our job to protect them. To find out more about issues and how you can help go to www.wcacentre.org and click on "issues"
Oh and if you're wondering about the pictures...I met each one of these beautiful children in Thailand and each of them are children at risk.