Egypt’s street children had a lot to gain from the country’s revolution. However, change has come slowly if at all, and in many ways, their cause has been pushed off course. Increasing poverty, a growing shadow economy, and continued political instability, have proven challenges to the safety of these children. Read more.
Thousands of children have been left to survive alone as refugees, after being orphaned or separated from their parents in the Syrian conflict. The refugee agency, the UNHCR has found that, in Lebanon and Jordan alone, more than 70,000 Syrian refugee children are living without their fathers. Read more. Continue reading →
Albert Kassis has a strict daily schedule, keeping up with the latest news and the bustling street life of Beirut. The 75-year-old homeless man spends every evening on the doorstep of a closed shop on Hamra Street. There, he keeps his belongings in a neat line of plastic bags by his side. Read more. Continue reading →