A street child sniffs glue from a tin near a roadside garbage dump in Hlaing Tharyar, northwest of Yangon, Myanmar. Photo: AP Every morning before sunrise, a growing number of street kids can be seen picking through garbage, climbing on the heaps of trash at city dumps, or sleeping on the sidewalk.
UNICEF had estimated a total of one million street children in Egypt in 2005.
The National Centre for Social and Criminological Research (NCSCR), the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood (NCCM) and 10-12 NGOs participated in the survey of Egypt’s street children, according to Waly’s interview with Al-Hayah satellite channel.
Executive director of the Egyptian Coalition for Children Rights, Samar Youssef, said that the coalition announced its wariness regarding the number, with respect to the effort made in the study.
“The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) said that there are 1.5 m child workers in Egypt” said Youssef.