CSC Projects in The Gambia

Street Children in The Gambia

There is a relatively large population of street children in The Gambia. Nicknamed ‘almodous’, they are often found in the border towns and largely originate from neighbouring countries. Child trafficking and child sexual exploitation is prevalent, particularly among girls, and street children are particularly vulnerable to this. Poor families are also often forced to send their children to ‘wise men’ or ‘marabout’, where they are inadvertently forced onto the street to work or beg. It is legal for the police to round up street children and can detain them afterwards; they are usually detained in transit centres where resources are scarce and conditions are poor. See below for more information on our partners’ work in the Gambia.

Our Projects in The Gambia

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