Street Children

Street child

A child who does not have a home and who often sleeps outside in a city:

They walked the back streets and saw the street children and the poverty.
Your donation will provide meals and education for a street child.

Officials say the number of street children is increasing as the economy falters.
She used her birthday gifts to buy blankets for the street children she was working with in Afghanistan.
He initiated programs to turn around the lives of street children and accelerate development in southern Mexico.
They started a program to care for about 60 street children.

Cambridge Dictionary

“Street children” refers to a vulnerable population of children who live and/or work on the streets of urban areas, often lacking proper care and support from their families or communities. Here are some key points about street children:

  1. Definition: Street children are typically defined as children who are living or working on the streets, often lacking a permanent home or family support. They may be engaged in various forms of work, such as begging, scavenging, or informal labor, to survive.

  2. Vulnerability: Street children are highly vulnerable to a range of risks and challenges. They often face issues such as poverty, lack of access to basic needs like food, shelter, healthcare, and education, exposure to violence, abuse, exploitation, and discrimination.

  3. Causes: There are multiple factors that contribute to the phenomenon of street children, including poverty, family breakdown, abuse, neglect, urbanization, migration, conflict, and other socio-economic and cultural factors. Street children may leave their homes due to various reasons, such as poverty, violence, abuse, or seeking better opportunities.

  4. Health and well-being: Street children often face significant health challenges due to their living conditions, lack of access to healthcare, and exposure to hazards. They may suffer from malnutrition, physical and mental health issues, substance abuse, and may be at risk of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS.

  5. Education: Street children often lack access to formal education. They may face barriers such as lack of documentation, discrimination, or financial constraints that prevent them from attending school. Lack of education can further perpetuate the cycle of poverty and limit their future opportunities.

  6. Legal and social protection: Street children often face discrimination and are marginalized from mainstream society. They may be subjected to harassment, abuse, and exploitation, and their rights may be violated. Appropriate legal and social protection measures are needed to safeguard their rights and ensure their well-being.

  7. Interventions: There are various interventions that can support street children, including outreach programs, shelters, healthcare services, education and vocational training, and family reintegration programs. These interventions should be holistic, taking into account the physical, emotional, social, and developmental needs of street children.

  8. Advocacy and awareness: Raising awareness about the issues faced by street children and advocating for their rights is crucial. Advocacy efforts can lead to policy changes, increased funding, and improved services for street children at local, national, and international levels.

  9. Human rights approach: Addressing the issue of street children requires a human rights-based approach, recognizing that street children are entitled to the same human rights as any other child, including the rights to survival, development, protection, and participation.

  10. Multi-stakeholder approach: Addressing the complex issue of street children requires collaboration among multiple stakeholders, including governments, civil society organizations, international agencies, communities, and street children themselves. A coordinated approach involving various sectors and actors is necessary to effectively address the needs and rights of street children.

In conclusion, street children are a vulnerable population facing numerous challenges and risks. Appropriate interventions, advocacy, and a human rights-based approach are crucial to ensure their well-being and protect their rights.

1 Amazing Interview In India with a boy from the streets ~ Beyond Slumdog Millioniare / Video update

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4 apr. 2013


2 Shocked To See This Barefoot Child Polishing People’s Shoes

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12 mrt. 2018

Shocked To See This Barefoot Child Polishing People’s Shoes
I couldn’t help but notice this poor child’s bare feet when he walked up to me to ask if I wanted to get my shoes polished. We bought him a pair of shoes and were rewarded with a precious smile.
More smiles might not change the world but they’ll definitely make it a better place to live in.
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3 Abject poverty for this mother and child on India’s urban streets

14 dec. 2013

Glimpse of life on the streets of India

Mother cooks for her child on the footpath as she is homeless and poor. More than 300000 children are believed to live on the streets of New Delhi.

India, officially the Republic of India (Bharat Ganrajya), is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the south-west, and the Bay of Bengal on the south-east, it shares land borders with Pakistan to the west; China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the north-east; and Burma and Bangladesh to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives; in addition, India’s Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand and Indonesia.

Poverty in India is widespread, with the nation estimated to have a third of the world’s poor. In 2010, the World Bank reported that 32.7% of all people in India fall below the international poverty line of US$ 1.25 per day (PPP) while 68.7% live on less than US$ 2 per day.

According to 2010 data from the United Nations Development Programme, an estimated 29.8% of Indians live below the country’s national poverty line. 2010 report by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) states that 8 Indian states have 421 million poor people. A 2013 UN report stated that a third of the worlds poorest people live in India.

According to a 2011 poverty Development Goals Report, as many as 320 million people in India and China are expected to come out of extreme poverty in the next four years, with India’s poverty rate projected to drop from 51% in 1990 to about 22% in 2015. The report also indicates that in Southern Asia, only India is on track to cut poverty by half by the 2015 target date.

source – Wikipedia

This footage is part of the professionally-shot broadcast stock footage archive of Wilderness Films India Ltd., the largest collection of HD imagery from South Asia. The Wilderness Films India collection comprises of tens of thousands of hours of high quality broadcast imagery, mostly shot on HDCAM / SR 1080i High Definition, Alexa, SR, HDV and XDCAM. Write to us for licensing this footage on a broadcast format, for use in your production! We are happy to be commissioned to film for you or else provide you with broadcast crewing and production solutions across South Asia. We pride ourselves in bringing the best of India and South Asia to the world…

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4 Street Kids of Cambodia

14 aug. 2015

Born in France to English and Scottish missionary parents, Timothée Paton gave his life to Christ at the age of 4. At twelve years of age, he preached his first sermon. At 13, he set up an evangelistic outreach using gospel posters and advertisements in newspapers, reaching thousands in Europe and Africa.
After Bible school in the UK and serving as a pastor in France, Timothée was stirred by the needs of children living on the streets in Cambodia.
In 1999, he gave away everything he had and flew out to Phnom Penh where he has been serving God and the poor ever since.
Timothée launched 2 projects: “The Bridge of Hope” and “The Bong Paoun Project”, ministering to street-working children from the slums of Cambodia.

5 Street Boys of Nepal – Encouraging Words Documentary

24 jun. 2014

There are hundreds of street kids in Nepal, and this is the story of one couple’s efforts to help give them hope and a future.

6 Street Children in Nepal

23 nov. 2012

Nepal Mother Foundation (NMF) runs Day Care Center which provides non-formal education, food, clothes, recreational activities, health service and favourable growing environment along with the skills to empower the capacity of children in various field for more than 20 street children of Pasupati, Gausal a and Tilaganga area of Kathmandu. Along with that interested children are admitted to the regular school.
Nepal Mother Foundation (NMF) Day Care Centre provides effective care for each child in proper and safe growing environment. It ensures healthy and loving environment with a nursery school format for young children to explore, learn and discover and to offer a welcoming place for older elementary school-aged children to play, rest and study before they join to school formal structured education. Children’s self esteem and self concept are at the forefront of daily learning opportunities .Each child will undergo positive experiences and activities with an education, age appropriate development, gross motor skills, cognitive learning, social skills, dramatic play, music, language, science and mathematical concepts, health, hygiene, nutrition and self-help practices.

7 The Faces Behind the Numbers- Child Workers NEPAL

13 mrt. 2012

There are 2.6 million working children in Nepal. This movie was made by Tevel b’Tzedek 5th machzor volunteers and it allows children to share their stories on daily life and role within their families and in the workforce. Watch and listen to the Faces Behind the Numbers.
.בנפאל 2.6 ילדים עובדים. הסרטון הבא הוכן על ידי מתנדבי וצוות המחזור החמישי של תבל בצדק

8 Slum Life – Kidasha Nepal

14 jan. 2017

9 KHUSHI NEPAL – Helping Street Children.

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20 dec. 2014

KHUSHI in Nepali means ‘JOY’. Khushi Nepal is a registered, non-profitable, non-governmental organization working to bring smiles in the faces of underprivileged and vulnerable children in the street.

We put our best efforts to bring positive changes in the life of street children and thereby encourage them to lead a better and inspired life through our activities.

For more info:
Please visit our website –
Our facebook page – Khushi Helping Street Children

10 Operation Change in India | Full Episode

16 dec. 2015

The Starkey team helps aid and educate abandoned children on the streets of India that are facing child slavery.

11 Providing Hope to Street Children in India

3 nov. 2015

Watch as Salaam Baalak Trust volunteers look for homeless kids in need of help on the streets of New Delhi, and learn more about its life-changing programs. (

12 India’s Street Kid Press: The impoverished children of Delhi making their voices heard

19 aug. 2014

Satender Sharma, a Salaam Baalak Trust volunteer, introduces Steven and the team to the old Delhi railway station contact point, which provides food, education, and shelter for children living on the streets. Satender fled home at the age of 13 to escape his abusive father and lived on the streets until he found hope and a new beginning at a Salaam Baalak Trust contact point.Tune in for an all-new episode of Operation Change Monday at 9/8c.
For more on #OperationChange, visit

13 Dispatches: The Street Kids Of Mumbai (Documentary)

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18 okt. 2016

This film reveals the brutal reality of life on the streets and in the slums of Mumbai, following the daily struggles of four young children to survive. Want to watch

14 Tea Girls – Basantapur – Documentary – Nepal

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25 jan. 2018

One liner: Young girls sell tea at the Basantapur square of Kathmandu ,Nepal.

SYNOPSIS: In the bustle of Kathmandu Basantapur Square , school going girls work during their off time as tea sellers .In this slice of life documentary about five girls, we get a sense of their day to day life.

It took me quite some time to make this documentary (i.e july to November of 2017).
I felt guilty having to interrupt the tea sellers in their business hour, talking to them was difficult at first. They were always in a hurry looking for customers and their mothers had an eye on them. Later, we got along well and thus this film came into effect.

Tea Girls:
Anushka Karki
Parvati Khadka
Pratima Khadka
Pratikcha Khadka
Sunita Khatri

Directed/Edit/Camera by Milan Syangbo

15 Agnus Dei – Les enfants des rues au Brésil

28 mrt. 2014

Agnus Dei, réalisé en 1993, par André Luiz de Souza, est un documentaire sur les enfants des rues au Brésil. Le réalisateur, lui-même issu de ce milieu, présente un regard profond sur les enfants des rues, retraçant l’histoire de la jungle urbaine du Brésil, depuis ses origines lointaines au XVIe siècle (sous la colonisation et le régime esclavagiste), en passant par l’exode rural et les bidonvilles, jusqu’à ses manifestations actuelles : Vivre de la rue, dans la rue. 
Agnus Dei – Les enfants des rues au Brésil – version 23 minutes


30 aug. 2011


17 Visa Pour L’aventure: L’enfer du Bengale, partie enfants des rues

27 jun. 2013

18 Les enfants des rues d’Afghanistan | Reportage

8 jan. 2016

En Afghanistan des dizaines de milliers d’enfants vivent et travaillent dans la rue. Ils sont mendiants, colporteurs, vendeurs à la sauvette et ce sont souvent eux qui font vivre toute leur famille. A la merci des adultes, ils paient parfois très cher leur vulnérabilité. Certains même la paient de leur vie. A la frontière entre l’Afghanistan et le Pakistan, une fillette de 9 ans a été assassinée par des douaniers pour quelques sacs de farine. Enquête sur les enfants perdus de la guerre d’Afghanistan.
A suivre aussi : La chaine citoyenne de ceux qui ont la vie dure…

19 Soyons une voix pour les enfants sans voix à Madagascar!

19 jun. 2014

Le quotidien des enfants en difficulté pris en charge par la maison de la grâce à Antananarivo, Madagascar


3 nov 2021
Première Diffusion le 05/01/2006

Ils étaient invisibles avant la gu**re dans les rues de Bagdad. Considérés comme des délinquants par le pouvoir, ils étaient regroupés dans de véritables prisons pour enfants aux noms trompeurs, comme “”Dar Rahme””, la maison du bonheur. Des enfants battus, mal nourris et souvent abusés par les policiers de l’ancien régime. Pour eux, le cauchemar continue aujourd’hui, mais cette fois en plein jour. On estime actuellement à 2000 le nombre d’enfants des rues à Bagdad. Un chiffre qui ne cesse d’augmenter. Des gamins livrés à eux-mêmes dans une ville où la violence est quasi permanente et où la d**gue est devenue leur quotidien. Samara Boustani avait suivi une de ses bandes d’enfants perdus pendant plusieurs semaines en 2004 . Aujourd’hui l’un d’entre eux s’en est sorti. Il a été engagé dans la police. Il a accepté de revenir sur les lieux de son errance mais aussi dans l’orphelinat où il a été battu et abusé pendant plusieurs années.

Un film de Samara Boustani, Marc Berdugo


21 Des enfants racontent la dureté de la vie dans les bidonvilles de Delhi – #AsieDirect

4 nov. 2013

22 Feeding Street Kids of Cox Bazar Bangladesh


3 aug. 2018

After delivering Sawyer water filters to the Rohingya refugees, I spent a day exploring the streets of Cox Bazar. I ran into a group of street kids who I treated to a meal at a local restaurant. I spent some time and got to know a little about their lives. 
Little did I know that I would come face to face with the crushing poverty some of those children have to endure. Despite those conditions, they’re happy and friendly, or at least around me. They seem to hit each other a lot. 
*Bangladesh is home to aggressive Zika tainted mosquitoes. I got bit over 50 times in a matter of days there.

23 Saving India’s Street Children

3 nov. 2015

The lives of India’s street children are threatened every day. Learn how one innovative nonprofit organization, Salaam Baalak Trust, is providing hope in New Delhi. (

24 Kleine Wölfe – Straßenkinder von Kathmandu Nepal

11 sep. 2017

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„Kleine Wölfe“ ist das Porträt des
elf jährigen Sonu. Zusammen mit etwa zehn anderen
Kindern lebt er auf den Straßen von Kathmandu.
Der Film begleitet Sonu und sein Rudel einen Tag bei
ihrem routinierten Kampf ums Überleben in der
chaotischen Hauptstadt. Immer auf der Suche nach
Essen, leichtgläubigen Touristen, Drogen,
aber vor allem – so wie kleine Jungs nun einmal sind –
nach Spaß und Abenteuer.

Mit seiner starken Persönlichkeit und einer, ab der
ersten Minute, fesselnden Ausstrahlung, zieht der kleine
Junge jeden sofort in seinen Bann. Intime Aufnahmen
entführen den Zuschauer in Sonus harten Alltag, geprägt
von Hunger, Gewalt und Abhängigkeit und beschreiben
gleichzeitig die glücklichen, kindlichen Momente der Freiheit
auf der Strasse!

25 Brésil: Les enfants des rues racontent

13 mei 2014

Des centaines de milliers d’enfants vivent dans la rue au Brésil. Ils retrouvent dans la rue la violence qu’ils avaient justement fuie chez eux. Abus sexuels, travail et drogue sont leur quotidien. À l’approche de la Coupe du Monde de football, ces enfants troublent l’image que le pays veut offrir au monde. Ils ont donc été emmenés dans des centres prévus à cet effet. Une situation intolérable.
À Rio, le cinéaste Florian Kopp a rencontré Dinara, quinze ans, qui a vécu de longues années dans la rue, suivant ainsi l’exemple de sa mère. « La vie de nos enfants est le miroir de notre propre vie. Ce que j’ai fait hier, ma fille aînée l’a reproduit », raconte la mère de Dinara.
Grâce à São Martinho, l’organisation partenaire de Caritas, Dinara est retournée dans sa famille. Elle dit aujourd’hui: «Ma famille est la meilleure du monde!»
Le film dresse le portrait d’une adolescente blessée, mais forte en même temps.


26 Karachi’s ‘flowers of the street’ – 12 Jan 07

12 jan. 2008

Thousands of homeless children are estimated to work on the streets of the Pakistani port city of Karachi, with a UN report indicating almost three quarters of them have no contact with their families.

Al Jazeera’s Alan Fisher reports from Karachi, on the street children’s abandoned childhood.

At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people’s lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a ‘voice to the voiceless.’
Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained.
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27 Street Children Of Pakistan

28 mrt. 2012

The National Disaster Management Authority has underlined the need of gender mainstreaming in rescue and relieve operations after disasters, as women and children dependent on them form the most vulnerable group in such situation. Marking 8th March as the international women day fixed by the United Nations, NDMA has introduced special initiative with the collaboration of development partners. Visit our website for more details

28 Street children in the street of Pakistan


A poor boy was selling books on the street so i asked some questions about reason behind it. Street children in the street of Pakistan

29 street children issues in karachi


6 jun. 2017

what is street life? how to avoid them to be victim of street life? Azad Foundation and Muslim Hands working to empower these children to lead normal CHILD life.


27 jul. 2015

Surviving the street is a documentary video on the socially beneficial intervention of Bosco among the Street Children in Bangalore.

Script & Direction : Jiji Kalavanal sdb
D O P : Bineesh sebastian, Aneesh Anima
Editing : Bineesh Sebastian
Producer : Bosco Bangalore
Production House : Don Bosco IMAGE, Kochi, Kerala, India

To know more about us @

31 Egypt: The plight of Cairo’s street children

31 jul. 2017

In Egypt, tens of thousands of children wander the streets of the capital, Cairo. They survive as best they can amid desperate poverty and violence. Some NGOs, such as France’s SAMU Social, are trying to help these vulnerable children. Our reporters went to meet these struggling youngsters.

32 Street Children Uganda Hearts-Vision 2013

12 dec. 2013

Hello Friends and Family, here is our new Video:

33 Street Kids of Chennai

9 nov. 2014

This is a short video I did about the role of YWAM for the homeless kids in chennai.


8 jan. 2016

Ssedsha Film Street Kids Foundation.
(SFSKF)we respond to the recognized Street children,(vulnerable) and needy children in slum to provide care, shelter /trainings to an increasing population of street children in the city.

35 “AYTA” a street children documentary

28 okt. 2012

A Political Science Documentary elucidating the Political Behavior in Cebu City featuring the street children.

36 Ethiopia’s Street Children

23 jan. 2008

We speak with children living on the streets of Addis Ababa, the capitol of Ethiopia. To better understand their situation, we meet with the Director of HOPE Enterprises, a group working to help the children survive and make it to college.
To help HOPE, visit

37 Street Children Interviews in Afghanistan

10 dec. 2019

This is a quick interview with street children from Kabul. Who are working very hard just to earn 1 or 2 $ a day. The work for underaged children in Afghanistan is illegal but the government doesn’t care and the children keep on doing all different kinds of labour such as: washing cars in the traffic, polishing shoes, selling food/ candy/ plastic bags/ clothes, or blessing people and praying for them. 
We are a charity NGO from Germany named KUFA e.V. ( and so far we have helped over a hundred of them to stop their work on the streets and to focus on their education. Now all of these mentioned children go to school again. 
Follow us on to get more information about our Street Children Project in Kabul.

38 The Street Kids of Kathmandu [Short Documentary]

8 aug. 2019

A short documentary exploring the lives of street kids in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Music credits:
“The Big Ship”
Artist: Brian Eno
Studio: UMG

Artist: Jorge Méndez
Song: Cold
Album: Silhouettes


39 A Look Into The Lives Of Street Kids in Nepal. (A Short Documentary)

17 feb. 2014

This is a short video project focused on the “Street Kids” of Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal who have an addiction to glue sniffing.
John Lennon

Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people living for today

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people living life in peace, you

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people sharing all the world, you

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

40 [visit] Children of God – Nepali Documentary

20 dec. 2011

Children of God – Nepali Documentary []

41 The slum dwellers of Cairo

9 jan. 2009

CARING: Sister Emmanuelle dedicated 20 years of her life to improving the lives of slum-dwellers in Cairo. FRANCE 24 reporters returned to this impoverished Egyptian area to honour the work of a great humanitarian figure.

42 Who are street children? Stories from the street

15 sep. 2017

StreetInvest worked with market research company Big Sofa to conduct ethnographic interviews with 21 street youth from Kenya, Zimbabwe, India and Guatemala. These are their stories.

43 Children Of The Dust: Hanoi’s Street Kids | CNA Insider

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7 apr. 2016

An estimated 23,000 kids live on the streets in Vietnam, some of whom fall prey to drug syndicates and child sex rings. What drives them to leave home and work on the streets? Is there hope for these “tre bui doi”, which means “children of the dust”?

Read the Story:…

Special Thanks:
Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation
CapitaLand Hope Foundation

Production Fixer:
Etherium Sky Media

Ray Yeh
Lam Shushan

Le Thi Minh Hue

Producer/Video Editor:
Ray Yeh []

44 Street children in the Philippines talk about their lives

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12 aug. 2019

One of over 100 organisations comprising the Consortium for Street Children’s network, Bahay Tuluyan is a non government organization that provides a variety of programs and services aimed at preventing and responding to abuse and exploitation of children in the Philippines.

45 Living in Graveyards: Why Some People in Philippines Are Living With the Dead

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Thousands of people in the Philippines are living in slums inside public cemetaries. Like many of its Asian neighbors, the Philippines has been site of rapid economic growth of the past two decades. Following a period of martial law and strictly controlled rural provinces, peasants and farmers began moving to the nations capital, Manila, in the 1980s looking for better lives. However, many of these people remained both on the margins of society, and Manila itself. As the population boomed, slums began cropping up. 
There’s one such slum within Navotas Cemetery where 6,000 men, women, and children currently live amongst the graves and dug up human bones.

46 Keys into garbage truck prank

27 mrt. 2011

Parking lot attendants throw car keys into a garbage truck in front of the car owners. A presentation of the Just For Laughs Gags. The funny hidden camera pranks show for the whole family. Juste pour rire les gags, l’émission de caméra caché la plus comique de la télé!