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India 6th most dangerous country for kids

August 07, 2006 19:25 IST

India has been judged as the sixth most dangerous country for children in the world, according to a recent poll.

Afghanistan, Palestinian territories, Myanmar and Chechnya were placed better than India in the poll conducted by Reuters AlertNet, a humanitarian news website run by Reuters Foundation, Rajya Sabha was told on Monday.

During the survey, the website asked more than 110 aid experts and journalists to highlight the most dangerous places for children.

The first five dangerous countries are Sudan, Northern Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq and Somalia, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Women and Child Development Renuka Chowdhury said while replying to a written question.

The facts that have been taken into account for the poll survey include the children involved in armed conflict, the psychological trauma experienced by children caught up in violence, the children living in poverty and forced to work to support themselves and their families and malnutrition among children, the minister said.

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Number of User Comments: 21

Sub: Rediculous!

Its rediculous, the man under whom this survey has been done has no knowledge about india.Its unbelievable to see country like afghanistan, palestine,iraq behind india.

Posted by Vishal

Sub: India dangerous for children

Hard to imagine that India compares to Iraq and Somalia in safety and well being of children. The survey seems to be inaccurate. ...

Posted by priya r

Sub: Pathetic poll

I must say that reading that India is 6th most dangerous country for children is very pathetic. The survey in itself is irrelevant… prove or ...

Posted by Radha

Sub: india not safe for kids

Hi,It is once again a biased survey made against india.places like afghanistan where girls of 12 years are married is it safer then india?or palestine ...

Posted by A.khan

Sub: Its Sad

I am not surprised by this, but this ranking seems exagerrated. Its basically the economic diversity which brings about such things. Thankfully India is now ...

Posted by Kats



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