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Causes of the street children include neglect by parents, death of parents, poverty, family divorce and abuse. Children flee to the streets, due to many reasons, and end up leading a treacherous life. Most children leave home as a result of death of their parents and domestic violence.


Kenya. There are an estimated 250,000 street children in Kenya and over 60,000 in the capital Nairobi. Rapid and unsustainable urbanization in the post-colonial period, which led to entrenched urban poverty in cities such as Nairobi, Kisumu, and Mombasa is an underlying cause of child homelessness. Rural-urban migration broke up extended families which had previously acted as a support network ...


The reasons children go to the streets are unique to their individual situations. Often there isn’t one simple reason why a child is on the streets. Rather, a combination of multiple factors drive children to a life on the streets, including poverty, neglect, the breakdown of the family, losing one or both parents to HIV/AIDS … Continue reading "Why there are Street Children"


A Study on Street Children in Zimbabwe guides for street adults and for street children. All the research assistants were thoroughly trained in using the tools to interview in the mother tongue of the interviewee, using translated versions in ChiShona and SiNdebele. Contact with Street Children and Adults


From another of perspective on the word "causes", the causes they or others on their behalf fight for are to tackle the reasons that they become street children in the first instance and to ...


The first section will talk about definitions of street children, causes of this phenomenon, and some of street children’s characteristics. The second section will discuss how street children’s characteristics are different from those of the urban poor in general. Then, conclusions will be drawn. ...


The majority of street children in India are boys with little or no education. Causes. The street children in India choose to leave their families and homes for strategic reasons. Three hypotheses have been put forth in an attempt to explain their choices: urban poverty, aberrant families, and urbanization.


There are an estimated 437,500 street children in Tanzania. Many live on the street because of the violence and abuse they suffered at home. Many more face daily abuse on the streets from the police, sex tourists and even each other. CSC is raising money to provide grants for its partners on the ground in Tanzania, so that they can ensure that work being done to prevent violence against street ...


Street Children Children living on the street There are estimated to be around 120 million children living on the streets in the world (30 million in Africa, 30 million in Asia, and 60 million in South America). Often victims of all kinds of abuse, these children still have rights… What is a street child? Street […]


Compassion delivers infrastructure upgrades to ensure safe programs and living conditions for Compassion-assisted children. Your donation means that Compassion-assisted children have a safe place to learn and play. Contribute to the Infrastructure Development Fund and improve a local community! When ...