Street Children in Sierra Leone

CSC Projects Supporting Street Children in Sierra Leone

The legacies of poverty and destruction from its civil war has resulted in large numbers of street children in Sierra Leone and has left it as one of the poorest countries in the world - ranking 181 out of 188 in the UN Human Development Index. 52% of Sierra Leoneans live below the poverty line, and much of the progress made following the end of the conflict was undermined by the Ebola outbreak in 2014 which left thousands of children orphaned. In addition, gender gaps and discrimination in access to healthcare and education have also forced many girls onto the streets. See below for more information on our projects in Sierra Leone.

Our Projects in Sierra Leone

Keeping Street-Connected Children Safe

This project funds innovative direct-service delivery projects for street children across Asia and South America. Red Nose Day US also funds our global ‘4 Steps to Equality’ campaign, our ‘Digitally Connecting Street Children’ project with partners across the world, and our pioneering work in Uruguay, helping the government to adopt the General Comment No. 21 on Street Children.

Funded by Red Nose Day USA.

The Legal Atlas: Putting Street Children on the Map

Street children are one of the world’s most invisible populations, overlooked by governments, law and policymakers and many others in society. To address this, CSC and our partner Baker McKenzie created the Legal Atlas, to put information about laws affecting street children directly into their -and their advocates’ – hands.

Funded by Baker McKenzie

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