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Street Children

A country-by-country compilation of links to published articles concerning the prevalence, abuse and exploitation of children who live in the street.  A student writing a term paper related to SC could use a search engine to compile a similar list by himself - but to do that, he would have to work his way through tens of thousands of links that are not helpful.

Poverty & Hunger

Poverty sometimes drives children into the street.  Some choose the street to help support their family - others to relieve parents of the burden of care and support.  Learning about poverty helps to explain the prevalence of street children.


Pangea provides a collection of readings for those concerned about protecting and improving the lives of the world's street children-- our community children--and helping them to their full human potential.

Friends - International

A non-political, non-religious organization that was established in 1994 to support to street children, their families and their community worldwide. The objective of Friends-International is to support street children enabling them to become independent and productive adults in their society.  Friends-International develops projects for street children and supports organizations to initiate and develop their own.

Love's Bridge

Love's Bridge meets with children in their own environment, on the street, and gains their trust.  They run a day shelter where children can receive the care, attention, counsel and love that they need, in a situation that allows them to come and go freely.  The objective is to develop trust so that they can be encouraged to give up their addictions and resume their studies.

Lecture Resources

Published articles that may prove useful when preparing lectures and informative talks intended for youth and for the general public.  These articles are focused on the exploitation of runaways and were culled from Prof Patt's Human Trafficking Lecture-Resources page.