"Children land up in the streets due to a variety of reasons. They may have run away from home, been abandoned, lost in crowds or opt for the streets instead of home. The streets then become their home. Often, these children face the abusive and exploitative situations that they ran away from, they may be 'protected' by older child or a gang in exchange for certain favours, they may take to 'sniffing' solvents, ingesting drugs altering mood or petty crimes. Children are found at railway platforms and the congested streets around the railway station where they beg for a living, work as porters, serve in roadside stalls or run errands. Most of these children are unable to access medical care( skin diseases, gastro-intestinal and others endemics infections, HIV, ...
Salaam Baalak trust organization works for over 20 years to help these children."