In this edition of Action News:
The lure of jobs and a better life continue to draw millions more rural poor into crowded cities each year.
But without the protection of extended family and a stable community, children living in urban slums are among the most vulnerable of all to exploitation and abuse.
The city of Siliguri is on India's border with Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. It's a hotspot for human trafficking and child labour, where children are forced into dangerous work, including stone-breaking and sandal-making, or have to work long hours in the family business. Many are trafficked to larger Indian cities like Kolkata and Mumbai and even as far as the Middle East.
In Siliguri, we're collaborating with six local and international aid groups in a project that's strengthening the protective net around at-risk children, reuniting exploited children with their families and getting them into school.
Watch and share the story of Siliguri's children to find out what we're doing to protect urban children from exploitation.There are lots of ways you can get involved too! Check out the Take Action box for more.
Learn more about child protection from World Vision's Annabel Hart
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