Ibero-American Federation to Discuss Water, Sanitation Threats to Children

24 Oct 2012 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

The Ibero-American Federation of Ombudsmen (FIO) will discuss issues affecting children in the region, including lack of drinking water and sanitation, and seek solutions to them during its meeting in Costa Rica this week. National ombudsmen from 18 countries will meet in the Central American country on October 25. Ombudsman of Costa Rica Ofelia Taitelbaum told reporters last week that the focus will be child violence, sexual exploitation, trafficking, child labor and other crimes. However, other issues will be part of the assembly, she said. Among these is the fact that one of every three children in Latin American does not have a proper house, one in every five children does not have drinking water access and one of every seven children lacks health services...

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