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The situation of Street Children in Afghanistan
Street children describe children who live or work on the streets. In Afghanistan most street children are between the age of 5 and 18 years old, or maybe increase of 18 years. They live in abandoned buildings, card board boxes, parks or street itself. They are not taken care of by their parents or other protective guardians. There is a large number s of street children that have miserable lives in all cities of Afghanistan. According to estimates of human tights association and challenging some of elderly who have blocked ports in their faces a living begging and harassment of passer by on the urgency of their problems. Everyday they are begging, shining shoes, and cleaning cars, selling any thing form newspaper to chewing gum, phone cards and plastic bags in the streets of Afghanistan. Among these children are those who could not afford an education as refugees in Iran or Pakistan and are unable to go to school as returnees Afghanistan because they have to work form dawn to dust in order to support their families. Afghan street children worked as street or begging jailing. Many lose their parents in the wars in Afghanistan over the past three decades. Street children in Afghanistan are facing many problems and dangers, including violence, which represents the bulk of their daily lives, whether of violence between groups of young children, or violence form the society around them, or violence out work. There are children dying everyday in Afghanistan as a result of lung disease, malnutrition and other that can be avoided. After more than seven years in the fall of Taliban, here are now approximately 300 thousand Afghan children cannot go to school due to ongoing bombing and murder, so the education o f Afghan children is crucial in improving their lives and rebuilding the country


Hi Roqie,

Thank you for shedding light on the important issue of street children in Afghanistan. In a country torn by war, where so many have died, it is not surprising to hear that so many children are orphaned and left to fend for themselves in the streets. Education is so important in building a nation and instilling peace and hope back into society.

Where is education currently on the political agenda? And what to do currently with the issue of homeless children?

We value your voice here in our community. You are a voice for the people of Afghanistan and we look to you for instructions on how to support Afghan women, children and men in moving forward towards stability. I think that women like myself in the United States are especially hungry to hear the grassroots women's voices. Our government and media tell us one thing, but we know not to believe all that we hear - and often seek outside news sources as I often feel conflicted by the war and responsible for so many deaths in your nation. But it's your voice that I welcome and your voice that I am so happy to have found here on PulseWire!

We are listening!

Warm regards,

Nusrat Ara's picture

You are right Roqie Education

You are right Roqie Education is a must to bring change.

Keep us posted.



Victoria Vorosciuc's picture

I am afraid

The situation is very sad and devastating. It is even worse than we all think about...
Imagine a child caring gun? Imagine a child full of hater who had lost the family in the war and has seen his siblings dying.
Starving and wandering the city to survive these children are the nation's hope. But what can happen to them in 10 years?
Will they be able to love and forgive? Will they trust anyone?

No child must be left behind. Education is important...

But there is a bigger must that world should look upon: End of war!!! Help to survivors! Culture preservation and freedom of living in a peaceful environment.

I pray for the children of today who have seen the scars.... and are still able to forgive, forget, and start from a new page...

But the reality is different.


Victoria Vorosciuc
Project Coordinator
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