Street Children: Concept, Causes, Consequences and Alternative Coping Strategies in Ethiopia

Issa Hassen


Street  children problem  is  a  global phenomenon, and it  has  created  countless  problems  to millions  of  children  in  all  parts  of  the  world. Street children exist on the margins of society,  living  in  inhumane  conditions,  suffering  from hunger,  harassment  and  physical  abuse,  deprived  of basic services  such  as  education  and  health  care. Understanding the problem of street children and solving their problem is very crucial. However, the problems of street children are poorly understood by policy makers, academicians and development actors. Therefore, the objective of this paper was to review available literature on the socio economic conditions of street children, their difficulties and actions taken to mitigate the problems by multiple agencies in Ethiopia. Furthermore, available coping strategies are also discussed.

Keywords: Causes, consequences, solution, street children, Ethiopia

DOI: 10.7176/RHSS/9-17-02

Publication date:September 30th 2019

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