Cities offer many children the advantages of urban schools, clinics and playgrounds. Yet the same cities the world over are also the settings for some of the greatest disparities in children’s health, education and opportunities. Hundreds of millions of children today live in urban slums, many without access to basic services.
Those children are vulnerable to dangers like violence, exploitation, illness or death. In this year’s “The State of the World’s Children” report, UNICEF highlights the problems and dangers for children in urban areas.