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The first risk
street children face during a pandemic is their high chance of being infected
with the disease. Staying at home
plays an important role in reducing the spread of pandemics. Street children can't stay home and stay
safe if they have no home to live in.
They wander through narrow streets, looking for a safe place they
could live to protect themselves from such diseases. In the end, they sigh at their futile
Secondly, they pose
a chance of suffering from severe hunger as a result of economic
hardships. Hunger is another indirect
pandemic the world is facing today. So
many street children can't access food and water if they can't work on the
street. Street children depend on
their meager earnings for food. Since
the people these children work for stay at home to protect themselves from
the diseases, street children get little or no work to do. No work implies no
money and no money implies no food. if this goes on for a long time, these children get weaker
and lean each passing day and may resort to other unacceptable or immoral
ways to survive.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.