SOLIDARITE ET COOPERATION POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT INTEGRAL DES FEMMES ET ENFANTS
(SOLIDARITY AND COOPERATION FOR THE INTEGRAL DEVELOPMENT OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN)
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PLIGHT OF THE CHILDREN
THIS PAGE PROVIDES AN OVERVIEW OF THE SAD PLIGHT OF THE CHILDREN IN THE FOLLOWING AFRICAN COUNTRIES. AS OFTEN THE CASE IN EVERY POVERTY-STRICKEN COUNTRY, THE CHILDREN SUFFER THE MOST FROM VARIOUS FORMS OF DEPRIVATION, INJUSTICES AND GENERAL HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS.
THESE HAVE RESULTED TO THREATS TO THEIR VERY EXISTENCE.
WHERE RELEVANT, WE ARE ALSO BRIEFLY SUMMARIZING THE INITIATIVES SOCOODEIFE HAS UNDERTAKEN IN ORDER TO ALLEVIATE THE SUFFERING OF THE CHILDREN IN THESE COUNTRIES.
Despite its rich natural resources, political instability has plunged the country into economic decline, resulting to famine and leaving it among the world's poorest and least developed countries. More than a third of all inhabitants live below the poverty line... (Read More)
Children represent a large percent of the Rwanda population. The very young population is one consequence of the horrific genocide that occurred in Rwanda in April 1994, where over a million Rwandans were killed in only about 4 weeks. The negative repercussions of the massacre, along with current issues, continue to affect the lives of Rwanda’s children in various ways . . . (Read more)
Eighty per cent of the population live in poverty. The prolonged engagement in civil war, which disrupted and endangered the lives of many families, broken homes and extreme poverty have forced innumerable children onto the streets . . . (Read more)
The Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the countries in the world that has never really sustained peace for long periods of time. The population is ravaged by persistent armed conflicts. Malnutrition, sexual violence, child soldiers and displacement are among the many problems faced by the children of the Democratic Republic of the Congo . . . (Read More)
Somalia is one of the top five countries in the world with highest child mortality rate under 5. Mortality is around 100 infant deaths per 1,000 live births and life expectancy rate is 53 years old. Not only does the country have a terribly high mortality rate, Somalian women also have limited access to maternal health care and education . . . (Read More)
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