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UNICEF estimate that there are 30 million street children in Africa and UN sources state an estimated 150 million world wide. There are more than 90,000 Street Children in ACCRA. Roughly half of them are girls. Approximately 75% of the street children originate from outside of ACCRA. They left their families in search of money and work. 5% of the street children were already born on the streets. 40% dropped out of school. 60% have never entered one or visted one. Street Boys work mainly as CARRIERS, waste pickers, shoe shine boys, or car washers. Street Girls often sell water, food and in some cases their bodies.
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