Accessing Food on the Street in Three African Cities

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Abstract

- Strategies used by street children and youth to access food include informal work, prostitution, trading sex for food, begging, theft, picking from bins, sharing, building relationships with trusted adults, NGOs, churches.
- Lacking a safe space to store utensils and prepare food themselves, street children and youth often rely on poor quality food bought on the streets.
- Risks in accessing food include malnutrition, food poisoning, exploitation, and police detention, as well as low self-esteem, ridicule and humiliation.
- Young people use drugs to give them courage to pick from bins, steal, or cope with hunger.
Original languageEnglish
TypeBriefing Paper
Media of outputText
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 9 Mar 2015

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food
hunger
larceny
prostitution
self-esteem
non-governmental organization
drug use
exploitation
police
church

Keywords

  • Child Protection
  • Food
  • Gender
  • Health
  • Resilience
  • Sexual Exploitation
  • Stigmatisation

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Accessing Food on the Street in Three African Cities. / Shand, Wayne; van Blerk, Lorraine; Hunter, Janine.

4 p. 2015, Briefing Paper.

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