CSC Projects in Sri Lanka

Street Children in Sri Lanka

Impacts of Sri Lanka’s long civil war are still being felt by the most vulnerable groups in the country. Public services are still repairing the damage done, and trauma-related stress led to high educational dropout rates over the last few decades. This has left many parents with low or no literacy and struggling to access stable employment. Natural disasters and annual monsoons further disrupt the economy and education: the 2018 monsoon triggered flooding and landslides affecting over 175,000 people, damaging schools and livelihoods. This economic instability forces children onto the streets to financially support their families. Moreover, street children are routinely excluded from the education system in Sri Lanka, reproducing these patterns of inequality between generations.

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Supporting Street Children in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Consortium for Street Children is working with our global network to provide crucial support to street children, and help them access the services, information, and legal protection they need throughout the pandemic.

Funded by AbbVie. 

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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