A decade after the Kosovo war, the situation between ethnic Albanians and Serbs continues to be fragile, especially in northern Kosovo. As the newest country in the world, Kosovo remains in a state of limbo with no clear identity, fractured communities along ethnic lines, and a lack of freedom. Poverty remains widespread with a 47% percent official unemployment rate and 34% of the population living below the national poverty line. Child labour is a widespread phenomena and a culturally accepted norm. Many children are asked to work long hours and sometimes they even miss school as a result. There is also an increasing trend of children working on the streets and in the market or both in order to help meet their families’ needs.