Tuesday, March 23, 2010


"To understand God's thoughts we must study statistics, for these are the measure of his purpose." (Florence Nightingale)

Statistics can’t bring the reality of life on the street to your office or home (where you might be reading this), but here are a few things you might not know:
  • UNICEF has estimated that there are at least 100 million children growing up on urban streets around the world
  • 93% of street girls in Rwanda reported having been raped
  • In Southern and Eastern Africa the majority of street children are between 9-14 years old
  • 82% of street children in Cairo are on the streets due to child abuse at home or at work
  • 100,000 children run away from home in the UK each year, with 1 in every 6 sleeping on the streets
  • 77.9% of street children in Russia are involved in work which is dangerous to their health
  • 70% of street children in Cairo said that they use drugs to relieve the pressure from being on the street
  • In Brazzaville, Congo, almost 50% of street children are orphans
  • It is estimated that between 15-20% of street children in Vietnam are HIV positive
  • Orphanages in Ukraine say that 97% of children leaving their institutions become homeless
  • There are an estimated 1-2 million street-involved youth in the USA
  • In 2008-2009 a child was abandoned in Guatemala City every 4 days. Most were babies
Source: UNICEF/The Consortium for Street Children


Brownbear said...

You seem to have lost all your followers, including me! How do I get reinstated?

Best wishes

Brownbear said...

And another thing - I've just installed some soft wear on my PC that give analytical data for websites I visit. Here's what it says about saopaulodiary - what's this about the Milkman?

Top Search Queries for Saopaulodiary.com

1 time to go paulo 21.05%

2 unnatural emotions 18.65%

3 sao paolo kitesurfing 17.49%

4 electric crack down sao paulo 12.12%

5 milkman diarys 9.65%

6 sao paolo man lake 8.49%

7 sao paulo connection 7.45%

Luke said...

Hilarious. Nevermind the milkman, I am more bemused by who might actually be searching for "unnatural emotions"...

Good to have you back, Brownbear!

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