Ukraine: The Teenagers Who Live Underground

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UNICEF estimates that there may be as many as 100,000 street children in Ukraine. Marcel Theroux and Suemay Oram go underground in Kiev to meet some and find out what their life is like.

Ukraine has invested billions in infrastructure projects for the 2012 European football championships.

While\ the fans will enjoy the facilities, most of them won't know that living\ around them - and beneath their feet under the country's cities - are \thousands of young people left on their own to survive dangerous, \subterranean lives.

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First Broadcast

May 18, 2012



Producer Director

Suemay Oram


Marcel Theroux

Executive Producer

Eamonn Matthews


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