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Street Children

The Prevalence, Abuse & Exploitation of Street Children

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Argentina - Distribution of homeless and street males and females in the City of Buenos Aires

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In America – hungry, cold, lonely, afraid, abused, sick, lost

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Clippings

Girls of 9 Work as Sex Slaves

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Art

Egypt - Painting their feelings, the first published works of street children

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Afghanistan - Fahim, 11, waves his can of burning incense inside a car on a busy Kabul street, seeking alms from the driver

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Afghanistan - Malayeh, 11, tries to hawk gum to a driver on a busy street in Kabul

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Cambodia - A street child trying to sell a handmade flute

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Cambodia - The children will do anything for a dollar, even coil a snake around their necks

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Guatemala - street kids struggle to survive by selling bananas

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Guatemala - street kids struggle to survive scavenging through garbage

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Fiji - A 14-year-old boy waits for customers in Suva

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Little girl selling flowers

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Little girl selling flowers

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Pakistan – A street child in Karachi - Photo: David Swanson/IRIN

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Pakistan – Many street children are at risk of physical and sexual abuse, child rights activists say - Photo: IRIN

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Pakistan – ILO estimates 218m child labourers in world and 8 to 10 million child labourers in Pakistan

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Bangladesh - Yusef, 14, and Smaile, 10, live by themselves on the streets on Dhaka, Bangladesh. They make a living by collecting plastic bottles and filling them with fresh water.   [photo: Bangladesh/2008/McCarthy]

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Bangladesh - Street children eke out a living in difficult circumstances

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India – More than a city’s image at stake: Children on the roads … [photo by K. Gopinathan]

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India – Children scour the Delhi railway station for empty bottles and scrap metal that they sell to junk dealers

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Indonesia - A group of street children play music at a busy intersection in Jakarta, Indonesia, hoping to get handouts from passing motorists

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Russia - Sergei boldly steals the wallet of a sleeping man in the St. Petersburg airport. He and other young bandits brag about their bravado and thievery

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Senegal - A Koranic student with his begging bowl in Dakar. Rights advocates doubt that the students learn much through begging.

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Senegal  - Talibe beggar childen in Senegal  [Photo: Pierre Holtz/IRIN]

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Senegal  - Beggar children on the streets of Dakar

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Senegal  - Talibe boy begging in Dakar

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Serbia & Montenegro - It is estimated that more than 500 children live and work on the streets of Belgrade

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Somalia - Wanting a chance to lead a normal life and go to school

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Turkey - A quick sandwich before going back to work collecting waste paper and packaging on the streets of Ankara.  [Photograph by Rana Mullan
© UNICEF Turkey 2003]

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Turkey – Street hawkers. [Photograph by Rana Mullan © UNICEF Turkey 2004]

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Vietnam - Carrying a bag as big as her body, which contains shoe polish, a brush, some pieces of cloth, and several old sandals, Tham goes through all restaurants and cafes to ask customers if they want their shoes shined

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Vietnam – Street child carrying a bag

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Yemen - Cleaning car windscreens is a common job for street children

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Yemen - Some 60 percent of Yemen's street children work and sleep on the streets and tend to be separated from their families, according to a new study

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Afghanistan - Street kids in Kabul warm themselves by a makeshift fire

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Bangladesh - Slum children of Dhaka city-1 [photo by Nari Jibon]

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Bangladesh - Slum children of Dhaka city-2 [photo by Nari Jibon]

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Bangladesh - Mohammed and friends huddle together to sleep  [Des Willie/Sport Relief]

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Bangladesh - Street children in Kahlna, Mohammed in blue shirt  [Des Willie/Sport Relief]

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Bangladesh - Street children in Kuhlna  [Des Willie/Sport Relief]

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Bangladesh - Three street boys: The number is increasing every day  [Photo: STAR]

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Russia - Sergei Mayorov, at age 8, had been alone on the street in St. Petersburg for nearly three years. He insists on smoking American Marlboro cigarettes, which cost the equivalent of two days average Russian wages. He steals or begs to gather money to buy them, then gives them away

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Russia - Sergei: A Loss of Freedom.  He is again a helpless little boy as shelter workers give him a bath and check for lice.  Sensing a loss of freedom, Sergei refuses to sleep in the shelter for more than a few nights at a time

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Russia - Sergei, 10, doesn't know why his parents drove him out of the house

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Russia – Street child

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Russia – Preparing dinner

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Russia - Kids getting a square meal from the back of a van

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There are about 2 million street children in Russia.  Every summer, this number grows to as many as 4 million.

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Ukraine - In Kharkiv, thousands of street children live in manholes underground.

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Ukraine - Streets apart: one of thousands of Ukraine's homeless children, Vlodimir, 15, sleeps rough in Kharkiv.  [photographer: David Rose]

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Ukraine - Orphans and Street Children Program in Vinogradov

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Eritrea - Street children in Asmara.

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Ethiopia - Encountering the street kids who live underground is not easy, but once we talked to a few, dozens appeared.

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Cambodia – A family living on the street

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Cambodia – The street is where they make their home and living

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Cambodia – boy eats remnants of a lunch box of rice that he found in the trash

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Colombia - Few organisations help children in slum areas and on the streets of Colombia.

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Guatemala children adapt to survive

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Guatemala - Police and private security guards have been known to beat up and even kill street children

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Guatemala - street kids struggle to survive sleeping in doorways

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Guatemala - street kids struggle to survive abusing inhalants

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India - Indian street children play beside a parked hand rickshaw on a street in Kolkata.  [Photo: Deshakalyan Chowdhury / AFP-Getty Images]

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India - At Mumbai's central train station, young boys like this one arrive daily from rural India thinking they will find work in order to send money home

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India - A “home cooked” meal: Hunger and homelessness are two sides of the same coin  [Photo: C. Ratheesh kumar]

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India - No fairy-tale ending: Just a long, cold night [photo by K. Murali Kumar]

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India – My bedroom: Where the homeless live…

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India – Far from home: Street children at New Delhi Railway Station.  [V. Sudershan]

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Indonesia - RAY OF LIGHT: Volunteers of Sahabat Anak hold a study session for street children under Grogol overpass in West Jakarta on Sunday. Most of the children, who had otherwise dropped out of school, resume their studies after joining the sessions. (JP/Tifa Asrianti)]

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Nepal – street child inhaling lokatantral

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Colombia – asleep on the street

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An estimated 1.2 million children are on the streets of Pakistan’s major cities and urban centers,

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Peru – clustering at the Rotary

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Peru – homeless child sleeping

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Jamaica - A street boy takes a nap on a grave in the St. Andrew Parish Church cemetery, in Half-Way Tree – Photo by Norman Grindley

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Jamaica - The children are all over the streets and become street children because there's no-one there to care for them. - Olga Heaven, Hibiscus

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Romania – A teenage mother cradles her three-year-old son by candlelight in the sewer below the Gara Basarab train station. The pair lives there with four other children  [Photo by Smiley N. Pool]

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Romania - children have made a hot, foul-smelling tunnel their home

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Romania – Underground Bucharest

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Romania – Children living in Underground Bucharest

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Sri Lanka – Don’t abuse street children!

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Malawi – Misozi, Estere and Zefa are walking along the street near the market in Limbe. Estere is carrying a small, blue plastic bag.

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Mongolia – A Mongolian street child coming out of a manhole in Ullanbatar.

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Morocco - Homeless children comb the main thoroughfares of Rabat and even sleep on the ground

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Morocco - Morocco's street children, who leave home due to dire poverty. Morocco's government and civil society have begun efforts to reintegrate the children into families and schools  [Imane Belhaj]

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Morocco - Estimates are unreliable because homeless children move between neighborhoods and cities in search of temporary refuge  [Imane Belhaj]

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Sisters

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Philippines - Medecins Sans Frontieres operates a program targeting 200 out of an estimated 200,000 children who live on the streets of the capital, Manila – [photo copyright by Roger Job]

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Congo (DRC) - A "family" of about 10 children live in Kinshasa's Sayo-Kasavubu cemetery - Photo by KATHERINE ARIE

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Congo (DRC) - Street boys playing at a center for children in Kinshasa. ©2005 Marcus Bleasdale

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Kenya – sniffing glue

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Kenya – Street child in Kericho

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Kenya – Kenya - Kitale 'Street Children' are divided into the 3 groups:

a) Those who live, sleep and carry out all their daily activities on the street.

b) Those who spend all day on the streets.

c) Those who spend some of their time on the streets.

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Kenya – street child

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Kenya – street child

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Kenya – street child

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Kenya – Glue kids - tragic young victims in Kenya

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Kenya – Toddlers ... clutching glue containers as if they are baby bottles

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Vietnam - Street children in HCM City. The Labour Ministry and the European Community’s project Helping Street Children has reunited 134 homeless youngsters from the Quang Thai Commune with their families. — VNS Photo Truong Vi

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Zambia – Street Kids flock to Solwezi

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Zimbabwe – A Street Kid in Harare

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A Roma (gypsy) child finds herself on the side of a road in northern Italy, ironically wearing a shirt that proclaims, "Outsider." Her family, which fled the ethnic turmoil in Bosnia, is always on the move

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Afghanistan - Frishta, a 14-year-old former street seller of plastic bags, is one of the first students of Afghanistan's revived National Institute of Music.  [Matt Gutman/ABC News]

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Congo (DRC) – A street boy sleeping in a shelter in Kinshasa. ©2005 Marcus Bleasdale

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Haiti - Few of the 120 boys jailed at Fort Dimanche prison know when or if they will be released. Some, fearing the streets, have asked not to be freed. Some are jailed for years for minor crimes or are innocents nabbed in neighborhood sweeps, children's advocates say [Photo: Michel Du Cille]

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India – children rescued from the streets and returned to their home States

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India - Children from two rehabilitation centres who were taken to watch `C/O Footpath' in Bangalore on Saturday  [Photo: K. Murali Kumar]

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India - Smiles all around: Sanjay Kumar with his wards  [Photo: Madhu Gurung]

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Ukraine – Two homeless youths sit on a mattress, while a third boy sleeps, in a burnt-out and abandoned house strewn with garbage in Odessa

© UNICEF/HQ05-1828/Pirozzi

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Ukraine – Artem, 14, sits on a wall outside ‘The Way Home’, a UNICEF-supported shelter in the port city of Odessa, Ukraine that helps ensure the fundamental rights of street children   ©UNICEF/HQ05-1826/Pirozzi

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Ukraine – Ukrainian street children have a chance to realize their rights under the Convention on the Rights of the Child through a UNICEF-supported summer camp programme operated by ‘The Way Home’

© UNICEF Ukraine/2007/ Degen

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Poverty

Little girl playing

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Sudan - Instead of studying, many children are sent to work to supplement the family income.

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