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. When parents die, some children face hostility and fail to get basic support and care, so they retreat to the streets. Others flee home due to poverty, with the perception that they will get economic opportunities in the streets. Some children are also rejected by their families, due to reasons such as disability and diseases. They get exploited and abused in order to get food.