(Video) Filipino Children Driven to the Streets by Crushing Poverty

October 6, 2009

UNICEF estimates that one billion children live in poverty — almost every second child in the world.

The Philippines is a microcosm of the problem, with children driven to the streets by crushing poverty.

Worldfocus correspondent Mark Litke and producer Ara Ayer report from the Philippines, where they encounter one man — a former child of the streets himself named Joe Dean Sola — who has dedicated himself to improving the lives of street kids.

Since the story was shot, street children have suffered even more as the result of the severe flooding in the region.

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