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At 40, Sesame Street — and Open Sesame — live on

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At 40, Sesame Street — and Open Sesame — live on

The influential children's program Sesame Street celebrates its 40th birthday. Worldfocus producer Mohammad Al Kassim writes about his memories of the Arabic-language version, Open Sesame. Al Jazeera English reports on the show's lessons from Jordan to South Africa.

Posted: November 10, 2009 16:22   Comments: 2
Young garbage pickers eke out meager living in Pakistan

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Young garbage pickers eke out meager living in Pakistan

An estimated 10,000 children in Quetta, Pakistan, perform back-breaking labor -- garbage picking. They are often as young as five years old and earn less than $1 per day. International organizations have begun to call attention to the plight of these young workers, many of whom are the children of Afghan refugees who cannot legally work in Pakistan.

Posted: October 7, 2009 12:42   Comments: 8
Filipino children driven to the streets by crushing poverty

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Filipino children driven to the streets by crushing poverty

UNICEF estimates that one billion children live in poverty -- almost every second child in the world. The Philippines can be seen as a microcosm of the problem, with children driven to the streets. One man -- a former child of the streets himself -- is trying to help.

Posted: October 6, 2009 14:25   Comments: 25
Moroccan single moms cope with hostility, shame

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Moroccan single moms cope with hostility, shame

Young Muslim women who become pregnant out of wedlock face intense pressures, and are often shunned, scorned and shamed.

Posted: September 9, 2009 14:19   Comments: 5
Chronic malnutrition fatigues Guatemala’s children

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Chronic malnutrition fatigues Guatemala’s children

Samuel Loewenberg of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is currently in Guatemala producing a couple Worldfocus signature stories. He writes about his visit to the Bethania clinic, where he encountered the young victims of Guatemala's rampant malnutrition.

Posted: April 16, 2009 13:02   Comments: 6
Forced out of Mexico’s parks, street kids turn to prostitution

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Forced out of Mexico’s parks, street kids turn to prostitution

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes that a "zero tolerance" policy intended to curb crime in Mexico has forced some street children into prostitution.

Posted: March 19, 2009 09:20   Comments: 4
Congo’s women mutilated, children sent into battle

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Congo’s women mutilated, children sent into battle

John Prendergast of the ENOUGH project discusses the use of rape as a weapon in eastern Congo as well as prospects for the UN in the region.

Posted: November 7, 2008 16:22   Comments: 7

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