>> announcer: this is al jazeera. welcome to the newshour. i'm here in doha. coming up, government air strikes kill syrian children as schools and mosques are bombarded. the votes are counted in indian-administered kashmir, and india's ruling party makes a major gain a move by ukraine's parliament that russia is counter productive.
making money and christmas cheer. one of the poorest countries is crafting economic success. we begin in syria where government jets struck schools and mosques in a battle against fighters from islamic state of iraq and levant. activists say air strikes targeted the cities of raqqa, duma and idlib. a warning - some viewers may find the images in the report did you agree. >> reporter: this injured girl is afraid of needles as her mother tries to reassure her. another syrian child caught up in a war fought by grown-ups. this is the aftermath of a syrian government strike in duma that hit a school. activists uploaded these videos, showing staff at a makeshift hospital, instructing to cope with wounded children. many pieces of shrapnel were
extracted from this boy. this boy showed signs of life before he had to be resuss tated. in the corridors, more children waited to be seen. their school was not the only one hit. reports from idlib say children decide there. there has been warnings about the rise of child casualties. more than 11,000 have been killed. more than 2.8 million are out of school. some activists accuse the regime of targetting schools. entire areas have been levelled. >> raqqa, controlled by i.s.i.l., say that government jets targeted more that a dozen
people, many of them human rights and schools. >> both the rebels and the government were asked to avoid and settle in institutions like schools and hospitals. those appeals have not worked. with each hit, children pay for a war they cannot avoid a new report says the u.s.-led strikes against i.s.i.l. in syria killed nearly 1200 people. the u.k. based syrian observatory for human rights says 1,119 i.s.i.l. fighters have been skilled. 5 it civilians also died. the u.s. carried out 488 air strikes in syria. the obvious tri figures do no include casualties. thousands of people trapped by the civil war in syria may get much-needed aid. the world health organisation says it's been given government
approval to deliver medical supplies to parts of aleppo and damascus. infectious diseases are on the rise in these areas. a warning though, you may find some of the picture in the report disturbing. >> hygiene-related diseases are on the rise in syria. this girl was diagnosed with my ice sis, a parasitic infection spread by flies. according to doctors, cases like these show how the crumbling health care systems are affecting people. >> translation: we have no pesticides. water is under sig. there's many flies. homes are not sterilised. >> reporter: one of the reasons is a lack of clean water. the problem of contaminated water is not confined to rural damascus. across syria, the world health
organisation reported 6,5 hpz cases of dive outside. hepatitis is a problem. . >> we had syria's problems to clean water in areas, such as aleppo, in the rural area. they had been damaged to the water and sewage system. this is followed by disease. we have seen infectious diseases in the suburbs of damascus. >> the w.h.o. has been able to deliver three times more supplies than it did last year. health workers want the syrian government to front it more access. >> some of the areas, it's a security problem, it can be hard to access. we had some of the convoys approved. but this has not been on a regular basis because of
security issues. >> and it is vital that supplies reach those in need. more than half of the public hospital are out of service. the health care system has been damaged by the law. >> an attack by i.s.i.l. fighters at the shared border of syria, iraq and jordan. three others were injured during the attack at the crossing. >> kurdish crisis entered neighbourhoods, breaking a month-long siege. peshmerga forces and fighters from the rebel syrian units were backed by international coalition air strikes. thousands of yazidi have been trapped in sinjar since i.s.i.l. took control of the town.
. >> translation: the peshmerga control more that a quarter of the city. i can't say they control half of the city or more than a quarter. >> everything is going well. our fighters and all fighters fight as one block. >> iraq's government is hoping forming police forces retake the city. >> the government in baghdad is not providing much financial support needed to retrain the police. this report from a training camp near i.s.i.l. >> preparing for battle. it's at the heart of the other to revive the police force much it's made up of police force and volunteers. they have been gathered at this camp, away from mosul, by provincial leaders determined to retake the city from i.s.i.l. a handful of rifles is all they
are. what they lack in firepower they make up for in bravado. >> we are ready for the fighting. we want to free the down from these people. >> more than 4,000 men have been trained in this camp. the men are a key part of the plant to retake the second biggest city from i.s.i.l. they know it won't be easy to take mosul, and would require street to street fighting. at this camp they require skills. >> those with frontline fighting have been formed into a swat team. there are problems. shortly after i.s.i.l. seized mosul in june. the government cut off the officer's salaries. baghdad is supportive of the effort to reconstitute the force. >> most of the friendlies have been displayed. payment of the salaries have
increased. complicating the revival is the political conflict between provincial officials and bag dad. this is the governor of mosul. he says baghdad plans to use shia militias in the battle for mosul, and that would backfire. >> i need the weapons, the training, and financing these fighters, and i need air force support when we enter mosul, especially to cut the supply of i.s.i.l. from outside the city. >> the plight is one example of united states and it's allies, than in bridging differences
between the central government and local leaders. one person had been killed and a second wounded whilst trying to dismantle an improvised ex-please idevice. it was in the home -- explosive device. it was home to houthis. they had been home to the fighters since september the ruling hindu nationalist b.j.p. party won 69 seats in an elected cashier. >> it's a better than expected result for the party. v.j.p. is lagging behind the people's democratic party who are emerging as the dominant force in the region. we have more. >> with no party gaining a clear majority it's a hung assembly
with all options on the table. the big event making an historic gain getting the second largest number of seats of any party here. the president tells me that he is crediting to narendra modi. whose b.j.p. swept the country. he says that it carried over to the state elections. one of the things - this had the potential to be a polarizing situation. if the b.j.p. stays in opposition. it revised the muslim majorities of this region. if the b.j.p. joined the parliament, many voters mite get alienated. whatever does happen, the main thing has been that the b.j.p. established themselves as a major player in the region. villages in the north-west of
myanmar are protesting the expansion of a chinese backed copper mine. a standoff between the police left one dead and 20 others injured. it happened as plus and chinese workingers. >> ukraine's parliament voted to expand a non-alliance status. the bill submitted bit president petro porashenko was passed with 303 votes and eight against. the russian foreign minister called the move counterproductive and warned they could heighten tensions joining me is kurt volker, a former ambassador to n.a.t.o. this obviously is part of ukraine's pivot towards europe.
just explain how rejoining n.a.t.o. would benefit ukraine. >> ukraine is subject to attacks from its neighbour. annexation of part of that territory. it's understandable why a country stand to be a defense ialliance. in order to defend itself and its sovereignty. >> that said, this is a long way from ukraine joining n.a.t.o. it's removing something imposed drg anna cove itch years, but to join n.a.t.o., it would have to meat the arnds of membership and all would have to agree by consensus. russia's foreign minister warped that it would heighten texture in the east. >> what would be behind the objections to kiev joining n.a.t.o.
>> russia developed a response that it wants to have a say over all its adjoining saint. it wans a say over the affairs of neighbouring estates. for ukraine to assert its own independence and sovereign way, nighs in the face for the russian imperial agenda. russia maintained the negative image. n.a.t.o. moved on, deal with crisis around the world. russia maintained the enemy image of n.a.t.o., seeing ukraine would then bring n.a.t.o. closer to russia's borders and russia would oppose that. >> as you mentioned earlier, you said ukraine's asecs to n.a.t.o. will take time. do you think all of n.a.t.o.'s members will accept ukraine into the fold. will there be hesitation amongst
members? >> we only have to look at swathe to know that there was not a consensus within n.a.t.o. to admit ukraine as a member then, or to the membership action plan, which is what ukraine was seeking at the same. there were a number of countries, including germany, that objected to that. today, the same standard would still apply. countries need to be functioning democracies, good relations with neighbours, civilian control of the military and contribute to security in europe as a whole. ukraine meets some standard, not all. there's a lot of work they'd have to do to qualify. and there are countries in n.a.t.o. who would be concerned that admitting ukraine under today's circumstances would be a provocative step towards russia, i don't share the view. some countries think that. they would not join a consensus to admit ukraine. the step is an important
symbolling one, it reflect the degree to which the ukranian people and parliament signal that they want to be part of europe and are unhappy with how they are treated. >> thank you. former u.s. ambassador to n.a.t.o. explaining the pelty of ukraine joining n.a.t.o. into more to come. including... >> i'm tania page reporting from south africa, where the electricity grid is under so much strain millions are affected by power cuts. the state electricity company says are far from over. >> greece may be recovering from an economic slux, but small businesses can't catch a break and should tells you why italy's first trophy of the season was the first for the middle east as well. details in sport.
russia's prime minister dmitri medvedev says his country is at risk of falling into a deep recession if the government abandons spending plans. on monday, russian regulators were forced to bail out a bank. the ruble plunged to record lows last week in the central bank, and were forced to raise interest rates. let's get more on russia's economic outlook. joined on jan rand off. thank you. being with us. we have seen a bailout of a medium-sized bank. this is the first since the fall of the ruble. are we likely to see the bank bailouts. >> yes, the banking system is under pressure. when the ruble starts to fall,
40% down, anyone that has hard currency, euro debt, but has assets and earnings and rubles, their balance sheet weakens severely. and some are more vulnerable than others. we see is number of smaller banks fail. there has been app increasing number. now the pressure is on the needium sized. >> you said the ruble sliding, and oil prices at an all-time low as well. how stable is russia's central bank at the moment? >> russia's central bank is highly competent and well respected and relatively independent. it can - it's doing the best that it can with the levers that it has. it's not in control of the old price, and there's a limit. it's been a little successful in
terms of steadying the fall. that's all we can expect. >> we know that china is a close ally of russia, and invested in the banking sector. will moscow lean on beijing in the coming months to keep banks stale? >> it's very interesting. the chinese are masters of a long game and can see the tensions between the west. they could take advantage, it means stepping in to invest in russian corporate bank debt in return for oil and energy deals. they could move in where russians banks and corporates can't refinance or borrow in the west. it's possible.
it can only be of limited health. china is not a substitute for western mark. >> oil prices are falling, the ruble is declining and you mentioned sanctions against russiament analysts predict a financial crisis next year. vladimir putin is confident that that will not happen. is he not facing up to reality or is he staying optimistic in the face of adversity? >> well, it comes back to the oil price. it's fallen, it seems to be steadying. the saudi arabians are key players. they are relaxed about the fall, their two main strategic competitors, russia and the u.s. producing eight, nine, 10 million barrels a day. they are happy to let the two guys sweat it out. the only support for oil - we saw good strong figures from the
u.s. at the lower levels, that is fundamental to where the russia's economy is going. it will be weak next year. if there's a global recovery strengthening, that could give support to the upright. there's little that russia can do in the short term. there'll be a recession and a banking system crisis opening up another front. >> thank you for being with us. director of sovereign risk analysis and ias global in sight in london greek politicians failed to elect a president in a second round of voting. the conservative government candidate received 168 votes, short of 200 necessary. a third and final vote is set for december 29th. if the parliament does not elect a new president then, it will have to announce an early general election fears of political uncertainty in greece are
weighing on the financial market the the greek economy is returning to growth after a 6-year recession. a major obstacle to recovering is banks not lending to businesses. we have this report from an island north of athens. >> translation: the shellman factory used to be a noisy place, where the greek industry ordered plywood and chipboard, giving work for 1200. in the crisis the construction industry collapsed. shellman did not replace the lost business with exports. workiers last year downed tools. this 40 hectare complex that took half a century to build fell slept. this map worked his life. >> we ended up in a difficult situation. some were tired and died of the stress. one man tried to commit suicide.
some took their children out of schools and universities because they couldn't pay for the university. about 200,000 greek companying succumbed to that fate. many could have been saved if they had borrowed in order to keep operating. despite refusing $60 billion. lancs have all but stopped lending. during the crisis many consumers and businesses stopped paying off their loan. this meant they had to raise money to absorb losses without leaving enough to relend. banks are making the situation worse, by refusing to forgive some debt while companies have a chance to survive. this man head funds aiming to be a nonbank lender. >> things happen not because of politicians and politics, but
despite them. there's a nexus of business and political interest, and an a new one built on tourism and companies. a few years back they decided there's not much future in greece and started facing foreign market and the labels are paying off after three or four years. >> these new beginnings harbour hope, but it will take decades for greece to rebuild what was lost south africa is bracing for more power cuts. the state electricity company says more outages are expected, and demand continues to outweigh supplies. tania page shows us the impact the cuts are having in johannesburg. >> i'm sorry to do this to you, our electricity is off. >> reporter: jenny is cancelling
the day's bookings, there's a power cut in johannesburg. >> it's disgusting for business. two weeks ago on a saturday, no electricity. again on a monday. clients are going on holiday. they want their hair done, they can't. >> there's nothing she can do. since november millions of south africans had to put up with power cuts because the power activity reached a tipping point. south africa rels on cold-fired power plants that are old and neglected. the state power company says the government failed to listen to warnings for a decade and commissioned new power stations in 2007. >> we are building solar facilities and another in the western cape. they are expected to be completed by the end of the 2019, 2020 financial year.
>> for now it's a struggle to keep the lights on. economists predict it could endanger electronic growth. electricity will be a political and social issue in 2015. they warn south africans to expect power cuts more at least near year, maybe more. and it will affect every one or business. >> this man brought a generator to run a coffee machine. it would cost 25,000 to keep the ovens and bakery hot. >> some can't afford to do it. i can't. we do the best we can to carry op. >> business is good for matt who presold his generators much. >> the past couple of weeks have been craziness, we have been running around by headless chickens. >> some suppliers are exploiting desperation by overcharmingment
with power cuts a part of every quay life many home owners and business people don't have a choice. still ahead on al jazeera - twin bomb attacks in nigeria raises questions about the country's ability to handle security threats plus - finding hope after devastation and death, learning lessons in the pros. i'm in sri lanka, where a nation remembers its worse natural disaster. in sport - the n.b.a.'s leading scorer has another big one. joe is here with the details. us
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neighbourhoods in the iraqi town of sinjar, breaking a month-long siege by i.s.i.l. thousands of yazidi have been trapped since i.s.i.l. took control of the town in august. results in indian administered kashmir indicate no single party has secured enough seats to form a government the the democratic party won 7 out of 8 seats. and the party secured 25 seats sporadic violence broke out in several libyan cities. in benghazi, 20 troops loyal to renegade general were killed. more than 60 others were injured. three other rebel fighters were killed, and five wounded in the eastern port city, five died in de rrtion na when
war planes bombed militia, more strikes have been carried out on a port in eastern libya. >> let's go to our correspondent joining us from that port city of derna. what is happening there now? >> well, quiet sporadic fighting has been happening over the last week between an operation led by affiliates to the national congress and probation government in tripoli, from the one hand and armored groups belonging to the petroleum guards loyal to general khalifa haftar. the came is to left the siege on oil ports in the region. it has been besieged by over a
year. by arm oured groups. if we classify the conflict, it's in terms of the conflict between benghazi and forcesme. the military operation is in the side of libyan, in the side of democratic council, and in the side of the national salvation government in tripoli. on the ordinary hand, the armoured groups are occupying since july last year. they are affiliate. air strikes targeted facilities, the main point and a team, a
company for generating electricity. >> now, just plain to us what does this actually mean for hafta's military strategy in the bigger picture? havta has been saying for occupying for the strong hold. the strong hold sympathizers or lies. many times they say that the aim of his operation dignity is also to proceed and occupy the capital for tripoli. i have to mention that there's fighting in the west of libya, between the libyan operation, and the brigades which are afillate to general khalifa haftar from the other side. now, renegade khalifa haftar on
the ground. the facts on the ground, they are opposite to what he has been saying, because the power on the ground, especially in the west of libya is in the hands of libya's own operations and general congress. if you go back to benghazi, we can say that 68% of the city is in the hands of renegade general's forces. 20% are in the hands of the revolutionary council. >> we'll have to leave it there. thank you for keeping us up to date on the situation in libya. >> let's stay in libya, where some civilians in the west and other parts of the country fled the fighting and are returning home to a different reality. we have this report. >> reporter: for the first time after being warned to leave, the sail 'em family came home. it was hardly a welcome anyone
would want. their home was looted and their village in western libya destroyed, after a battle between rival militias. >> everything was taken away. we were very upset, what can i say. thank god my children are safe. everything else can be replaced. other villages in western libya have been the focus of battles for two weeks. it left civilians struggling to avoid the cross fire much people say under the former leader they suffered. now they are suffering again. in an attempt to end the misery, a special representative for the u.n. support measure in libya met with leaders in tobruk. they were forced from office when the supreme court annulled the parliament. it remains internationally recognised. the new government, under the general national congress in tripoli criticized the u.n.,
accusing of it being bias and insisting it should respect the court's decision. the u.n. says it is not representing anyone particularly and the path the country is on is dangerous. >> the military option means that a lot of time of fighting, losing lives, losing time, wasting pressure time that the country needs to resume the transition to build the state. this is why the world is trying to support these political dialogue to reach solutions. >> reporter: peace has been allusive with rival leaders showing no signs of being ready to put down their weapons algerian forces killed the leader of a group behind the killing of a french tourist. he was killed 30km east of
algiers. a veteran of algiers armed insurgency. he is accused of abducting frenchman and beheading him in september. >> a president for all tunisians - an 88-year-old won the run off, beji caid essebsi, with 55% of the vote. the poll caps what is expected to be tunisia's final step towards democracy. many challenges lie ahead. this respect from tunis. >> it was the moment tunisians had been waiting for. after a tightly contested run off the the head of the election committee revealed who would be the first democratically elected candidate. beji caid essebsi is the winner. 2014 elections. he is a veteran politician,
holding numerous government posts. now he has the top job, ironically as a result of the revolution which this time four years ago good rid of the man he once served. the loser refused to concede defeat until the results were announced even though exit polls suggested he would not win. the choice was between the allies and moncef marzouki a candidate of the revolution. the divisive nature of the raws led to violence in the south of the country, where supporters clashed with police. there's concern amongst some that a victory of beji caid essebsi could threaten some freedoms gained. to a certain and tent, his election can be challenged. there's a lot of people related to the regime in his party. the discourse is about strong
state, which means usually a police state. the main party refused to officially back either candidate. the party insists that tunisians, regardless of politics should rejoice. >> think about the process, about what we think that we for the moment achieved important steps towards the democratic process, tunisia. it is powerful for the whole region. >> on the street, the division among the people is clear. yunating a polarized totie, is one of the main challenges that the new president will have to face. i feel disappointed. when we did the revolution, we never thought that would be the result. i hoped the new president will rule democratically, but i doubt
it. >> this is a great experience. i'm happy that we are becoming a democracy. >> the most important things for the country is the ability. on a night like this central tunists say we should be packed with crowds celebrating the police banned people. an indication of how tense the situation is. as tunisians closed, another chapter, the hope is that this will not be the last one. the french president says one person has been pronounced clinically dead after a car ploughed into a holiday crowd. it's one of three attacks that have taken place in the country since saturday. the message from the french government is there's no cause for panic. after the emergency cabinet
meeting. up to 300 soldiers will be deployed on the streets. it comes after three apparently unrelated incidents in various parts of the country. >> if there's no link between these events, i understand the worries of our compatriots. people have been seriously injured, and others arelikely wounded and in shock. strong worries are surfacing. the government should show solidarity. the most recent incident happened on monday in the western city of noms where a drive ploughed into a cruz market before stabbing himself in the chest. a victim is clinically dead. france's interior ministry says the attacker was psychologically unstable. a similar incident happened in france. the city's prosecutor said the
attacker who shouted "god is great", had a lock history of meant am illness. saturday, a man stabbed three police officers in the central city before being shot dead. anti-terrorism investigators made an inquiry into that attack two bombings in northern nigeria killed 32 people and wounded more. an explosion struck a market while a car bomb was detonated. we have this report from the capital abuja. >> this is the aftermath of the explosion. it happened at a busy market and came without warning, killing and wounding dozens. around 120km away another device is detonated. this time at a bus station. at the time the place was packed with travellers.
many of those that died were burnt beyond recognition. dozens were injured. >> various degrees of injuries. in fact, one enough. >> reporter: this is a second such attack in the last two months. no group claimed it carried out either bombing. locals say it's similar to other attack carried out by the armed group boko haram. the attacks show how boko haram strikes at will at any time they choose. the security services struggle to put out the fires. this is a warning for most nigerians. it is suggested that more than 10,000 people have been killed by acts like this in nigeria so far this year. a wave of violence, but the government appears unable to
stop. north korean websites are online after an internet outage access limited to the elite. it was down for hours. the white house declined to say if the u.s. government was involved. the u.s. has accused north korea of a cyber attack on sony pictures over a film depicting a fictional plot to kill north korea's leader kim jong un. >> one of hong kong's richest men have been sentenced to five years in gaol for corruption. billionaire property developer was found guilty of bribing a top official. the politician received more than $1 million in kickbacks. the scandal galvanised anger against hong kong's elite sunday marks 10 years since a tsunami hit coastal areas in the indian ocean. more than 20,000 were killed. a natural disaster exposed gaps
in emergency procedures. they found that all that is starting to change. >> a family swallowed up by the sea. this man's heavy pregnant wife and two children were swept away by the tsunami in 2004. >> translation: my wife was in front of me in the garden. i was holding the youngest. the sea rose up and carried them away. >> he married a fellow survivors, and they have three children. the village was one of the worst affected. more than 30,000 were killed around the country. most along the southern and eastern coast. people had never seen waves as big or powerful as the wall of water crashing into sri lanka 10 years ago.
they didn't know what to do or how to raeb. that has changed. early warning systems, evacuation drills and awareness programs form an important part of tragedy. >> also now it is well organised. people are aware about it 77 early mornings like this one have been built around the country. during the 2011 tsunami aheart. it was evacuated in 20 minutes. this evoked mixed emotions. it will not bring his first family back but will protect the current one on wednesday, veronica pedrosa reports from southern thailand. that's a seaside tourist village
devastated by the tsunami australian survivors from the bushfires in 2009 won $400 million in payouts. that's the largest class action settlement in the nation's history. the fire left 103 dead and destroyed more than 1,000 homes. the blaze waged though kilmore east and considered the largest of the fires on bhafs then known as black saturday russia successfully launched a new rocket into space. the garra a 5 is a new design for space rockets in the soviet era. part of attempts to revaif the space industry. russia announced plans to drop out of the international space station because if wands to build its own we are getting a story coming in to al jazeera.
let's hear from jo. >> thank you. juventus captain says his teamed super-copa defeat to napoli made them angry. they lost 6-5 to the winners on monday. the match was held in doha, the first time it was played in the middle east. >> reporter: it's been held in china, the united states and libya. fans in qatar have the chance to witness the italian supercopa. the match between league champions was meant to be held in alling. napoli asked for is to be postponed to concentrate on the champion's league. qatar stepped in. >> it's a good idea. it's a good experience for us. >> it encourages, and it's amazing. and it is heavy.
>> we don't have a chance. they came here, we can watch them, and we can enjoy it. >> one of the players the fans came to see was carlos tevez aring he puts juventus 1-0 up. conzales is a star argentinian forward. he troubling the post in this second half, but he headed in the equalizer. with the score at 1-1 extra time was needed. tefes sealed the victory with a second goal. but in the 118th minute they scrambled in another equalizer. 2-2. penalties were needed. napoli's cold tender the hero, keeping out a kick to give them a 6-5 victory. the side the first team to win
the super-copa in the middle east. >> napoli and juventus is not the only team based in qatar during the winter break. bayern mooupic, ajack and sal a kaar amongst some coming here chelsea ensured they'll sit top of the premier league tree. the leaders wrapped up another win, beating stoke city 2-0 op monday. john terry gave the lead and ses faber gas finished the victory, jose mourinho's team won one of 26. they are three clear of second place mann city. >> james harden netted 44 point to help the houston rockets beat the trailblazers it 110 to 95.
31 came in the first half. it's the third time this month he scored more than 40. revenge for the rockets, knocked out by the trailblazers in the first round of the play-offs last season. >> it's been less that a month since the dated of australian cricketer philip hughes. the lasting effect of the team is obvious. shane watson was hit in the head by a ball. he and the bowler james patty son left the nets distressed. the third test will begin on friday. >> a german skier claimed a 10th victory. a team-mate helped to put him top of the slalom stan in facts
a like ra running suit warn by olympian cathy freeman may have turned have up 14 after being stolen. she wore the suit when they lit the olympic games ahead of the sydney games. it went missing from her dressing rooms. it was mailed back to the national sports museum and has been sent for testing to it can be authenticated. >> it's been a great mystery. it's one we never thought we'd see again. we are delighted santa delivered a christmas present to the olympic movement. >> there is more sport on the website check out aljazeera.com/sport. and there's details on how to get in touch with the team using twitter and facebook. i am sure she'll be happy to see that. >> she'll want it laundered. >> thank you very much. with unemployment figures in zimbabwe around 80%, local
artists are looking at innovative ways to make money during christmas, leading to a boom in home made decorations. >> reporter: first they one the wire so it's easy and more flexible to work with. artists create their pieces. christmas trees are always in demand at this time of the year. >> due to christmas you make it - you have more customers. people come. >> you can buy rained ear, angels and stars. trinkets to brighten up the industry. artists make it look easy, it's a tree, made from twisting copper wire. they are made from twisting beads and you can buy this. >> the informal sector is how they try to survive.
>> if you go for one or two weeks without selling, there's no money, you suffer. we are working for the family. >> the rate of employment is 50%. economists say it's more than 80. >> our most valuable resource, our bright young people are leaving the country. we are exporting valuable assets and are not getting anything back for if and spent a great deal of money to get them to the position they are now. >> most struggle to make ends meet. it's occasions like christmas when people think of innovative ways to make money. anything from making a few dollars so your child can have a picture taken with santa claus, or to put something like this in your garden. >> stay with us here on aljazeera.com, another full bulletin of news for you at the top of the hour.
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