Every day, more than 30,000 children die from causes directly linked to poverty. Today, it enables a child death every 3 seconds. Children are the primary victims of poverty, which is the main cause of violation of their fundamental rights.
An estimated 120 million children live on the streets all throughout the world (roughly 30 million in Africa, 30 million in Asia and 60 million in South America). Often they are the victims of all types of abuse, yet they have rights.
Children who live in urban or rural zones often find themselves in a precarious situation. Due to extreme poverty, they can hardly satisfy fundamental needs such as nutrition, access to healthcare, education, and are often exposed to danger.