Somali NGOs call for help to ease burden of Mogadishu street children
Overlooked by the state, children shining shoes for a living in the Somali capital are vulnerable to drugs, crime and militia gangs
Hamza Mohamed in Mogadishu
The muezzin calls for afternoon prayer. A small boy wearing torn trousers and a dirty, brown oversized T-shirt rushes from a shed. Holding a rusty paint tin, he stands at the entrance to Isbahaysiga mosque in Mogadishu, a short distance from Somalia's partially rebuilt houses of parliament.
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