Product in the cart
In Togo , Honduras, Thailand and many other countries around the world are dozen of children at the intersection and traffic lights who stretch out their cans and to ask for a little money or food. Barefoot on burning asphalt in the midst of exhaust fumes and the dangers of traffic. At night they take refuge in house entrances or bus stations to sleep for a few hours.
The term “Street children” usually refers to children who live on the street or in public places such as markets and do small jobs. According to UNICEF more than 100 million children live on the streets worldwide. However the exact number is difficult to determine. Many children live one the street because they have fled poverty, war abuse or other problems in their families.
Most of the time these children have no adults to look after them so many of them are forces to beg or steal to survive. Hardly any child who lives on the street receives adequate education or health care. They are vulnerable and difficult to protect making them an easy target for exploration.
According to the World Health Organization there are three different types of children living on the street: