- Shelter is fundamental to all aspects of the well-being and resilience of young people living on the street including accessing food, making a living and maintaining health.
- Children and youth find innovative ways to adapt a wide range of locations in which to snatch a few hours’ sleep before being moved on.
- With no tenure or security, children and youth are displaced, their possessions destroyed and stolen; this discourages asset building and can lead to alcohol and drug dependence.
- Girls in particular face additional challenges in raising children, pregnancy and abortion, and protecting themselves from rape or assault.
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- Child Protection
- Sexual Exploitation