Chinese boy with frozen hair reignites poverty debate

Kerry Allen - BBC News

A photograph of a young boy in China with frozen hair has captured the attention of the public and has "sparked renewed discussion online about child poverty," according to this article from the BBC. The photograph was taken by the boy's teacher when he arrived at school one morning, having walked an hour to school in -9C weather. The boy, says this article, is one of the "left-behind children" whose parents have moved to the cities for work, leaving the boy behind in Yunnan Province in the care of his grandmother. His story has "prompted an outcry in Chinese media for more to be done to help left-behind children."