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Spitalfields Nippers - Taken by Horace Warner in 1912 in Spitalfields England, these images of poverty stricken children show the horrible existences they had to endure just to survive.

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Pictures of the year: war and violent conflict

There is no fucking need for wars. We never get to see the true consequences of it. In this November 6 photo, Protegee, carrying her sibling on her back, cries as she looks for her parents in the village of Kiwanja in eastern Congo

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Environment

Children living in the garbage dump of Kathmandu in Nepal - My heart is breaking for these children!

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Disadvantaged Children - Photography by Thomas Tham - 121Clicks.comHow can we live in a world where this happens?

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Portraits of the Spitalfields Nippers taken by photographer in book

Adelaide Springett was so ashamed of her tattered boots, she took them off for this 1901 photograph. Adapted from Spitalfields Nippers by Horace Warner, published by Spitalfields Life Books, £20.

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