The despair of Greenland's Inuit youth
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On the east coast of Greenland, Inuit teenagers have few opportunities. In Tasiilaq, a remote town of 1,600 inhabitants, most of the adults rely on Danish welfare benefits. Amidst high unemployment, alcoholism, sexual abuse and identity crises, young people are suffering the most. On average, one teenager per month commits suicide in Tasiilaq. FRANCE 24's reporters went to meet these young Inuits and found out what is being done to help address the crisis.