Somali NGOs call for help to ease burden of Mogadishu street children

Report
from The Guardian
Published on 16 Jan 2013 View Original

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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