Street kids out of frying pan to fire

street-kidsFrom ALLOYCE KIMBUNGA in Dar-es-Salaam
DAR-ES-SALAAM, (CAJ News) – THOUSANDS of children in Tanzania have fled violence from home to suffer similar fate at the hands of police, sex
tourists and even each other in the streets.

Surveys indicate almost all of the East African country’s 450 000 street children, with the northern Mwanza region worst affected, have suffered
violations.

All girls and 25 percent of the boys had been sexually abused.

The British High Commissioner, Sarah Cooke, has held a reception in Dar es Salaam to highlight the plight of the children.

“This clearly needs to be addressed, and I am delighted the UK, together with the Government of Tanzania, is working on this issue,” she said.

Apart from abuse, local street children, most fleeing poverty and abuse at home, are seen as hooligans or ruffians to be avoided.
CAJ News

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