Shelter and Young People Living on the Streets in Three African Cities

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- 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.
Original languageEnglish
TypeBriefing Paper
Media of outputOnline
Number of pages4
Place of PublicationEngland
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2014

Publication series

NameGrowing up on the Streets: Briefing Papers


  • Authorities
  • Child Protection
  • Gender
  • Health
  • Identity
  • Sexual Exploitation
  • Resilience
  • Safety
  • Shelter
  • Stigmatisation


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