Street children are those who are hopeless, frustrated and homeless and who pass their lives erratically, here and there without having any particular whereabouts they have no fundamental rights like food, shelter and clothing to survive on earth. Vulnerability to std: street children in accra 283 supplement to health transition review volume 7, 1997 world millions of adolescents live or work on the street, and many sell sex to make a living. Gebers (1990) interviewed 159 street children in a cross-sectional study in order to examine their health profiles in institutional care and on the street, respectively of those interviewed, 596% had not been in an institution or shelter, while 272% of the total group had been on the street for more than three years.
Street children at risk street children comprise about 1-3% of the children and youth population of the major cities in the philippines metro manila and the national capital region (ncr) have an estimated 30,000 children on the streets, while nationwide, some 250,000 street children are believed to be plying the streets of major urban centers. The article reviews the literature on street children and points out why there are street children in certain cultures and not in others the reasons for their existence are related to poverty, abuse, and modernizing factors street children are defined and distinguished from working and refugee children details about the family struc ture of street children are given. Many of the adults who fall into these categories are also parents, but little is known about the vulnerabilities faced by their children, their children's sources of resilience, or programmes providing services to these often fragile families.
The situation of street children in urban centers of ethiopia and the role of ngo in addressing their socio-economic problems: the case of hawassa city their vulnerability to this wide range of problems and hazards represents a major feature of their everyday life this is also a determining factor in. Standpoint of the children, especially street girls, their experiences in the streets a common feature among street street children in accra, ghana the children come to these centers during the afternoon to escape from the harsh first, was the realization of the vulnerabilities of the children, and. The vulnerability and responsibility of the street children a street child is a young person, under the age of fifteen, who lives and sleeps in the streets, because it is difficult to obtain precise statistics about street children, information about their number and ages is approximate.
Traffickers profit from vulnerability of street children in mongolia by daryhand bayar, unicef mongolia mongolia’s peaceful transition to democracy since the mid-1990s after 70 years of communism has brought many positive changes to the country. Children face all kinds of risks after the death of parents the problems expounded above persist after the parents’ death added to the emotional and material vulnerability already described is the destruction of the family and psychosocial distress that afflicts any type of orphan. A ‘child on the street’: children who visit their families regularly and might even return every night to sleep at home, but spends most days and some nights on the street because of poverty, overcrowding, sexual or physical abuse at home. 1 victimisation vulnerability of street (community) children robert peacock fernanda fonseca rosenblatt core issues in this chapter - a global and african occurrence - the phenomenon of street children as symptomatic of structural victimisation - victimisation vulnerability of street children with specific reference to the macro and micro environments - legal framework and restorative. Children connected to the streets what do we mean by children connected to the streets when childhood speaks about children connected to the streets, we are referring to a diverse group of children for whom the street has become their home and/or source of livelihood: children who live on the street without parents, children who work on the street during the day but return to their homes.
Introduction all children due to their age are considered to be at risk for exploitation, abuse, violence and neglect but vulnerability cannot be defined simply by age. Children contribute to their vulnerability to sexual exploitation and trafficking as well as the effectiveness of existent social services available to street children several characteristics in the lives of street children, including poverty and. Children of the street are children whose main living space is on the street family connections might exist, however they are remote and they don’t visit their former home frequently.
The street child scenario can be complicated and understanding the realities of the street child experience from the perspective of street children is crucial to developing appropriate and sustainable interventions that cover their broad range of experiences. Once children shift into children of the street or children on the street, their vulnerabilities increase they have decreased access to housing, education, parental or adult support and protection. Most children living on the street in lusaka, zambia are orphans: 22% had lost both parents, 26% had lost their father, and 10% had lost their mother the children of kenya providing accurate numbers: one of the most disputed aspects of knowledge on children living and working on the streets of nairobi is that related to their numbers.
During their stay in the shelter, twilight children assumes the role of 'parents' to these children and provides for their physical and emotional needsthey help extensively with reunification of children with their parents in circumstances of poverty we house these children at twilight during the week to allow them to go to schools and at. Without a doubt south african street children are victims of many forms of abuse, including societal or structural abuse, but we who work with these children have a deep sense that they are true survivors, and bring to abusive experiences the well-developed resilience which has carried them through their lives. The longer street children remained on the street, the greater their ‘subjective well-being’ was due to habituating themselves to the harsh life conditions (cheng & lam, 2010, p 355) vulnerabilities that remain. A ‘child on the street': children who visit their families regularly and might even return every night to sleep at home, but spend most days and some nights on the street because of poverty, overcrowding, sexual or physical abuse at home.
Children have a different immune response to hiv compared to adults as their bodies are constantly developing, and their high rate of metabolism makes the dosing of hiv medicines particularly difficult63 as such, pediatricitians treating children growing up with hiv also need to be aware of special dosage instructions. Although street children have the basic rights to develop, survive and thrive, they encounter innumerable problems and their predicaments are shocking and surprisingly most of the. Street children in india face additional vulnerability because of their lack of access to nutritious food, sanitation, and medical care   street children lack access to nutritious food because many are dependent on leftovers from small restaurants or hotels, food stalls, or garbage bins [8. The streets but live with their families - ‘children on the street’ - and children who live on the streets and have no functional family support - ‘children of the street’ (unicef, 1997 unicef 1998) it is a distinction that has provided the foundation of much of the.