After the Kosovo war, the situation between ethnic Albanians and Serbs continues to be fragile, especially in northern part. 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. There is also an increasing trend of children working on the streets and in the market or both in order to help meet their familie's needs.