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Bolivia

There are approximately 850,000 children living and working on the streets in Bolivia. The legal age to work is just 10. *Bolivian Census, 2012

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El Salvador

El Salvador is currently the most deadly peacetime country, with more children murdered per capita than anywhere else in the world. *Hidden in Plain Sight, 2014.

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Guatemala

An estimated 700,000 children don’t have a birth certificate in Guatemala. *RENAP

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India

There are around 440 million children living in India, with an estimated 40% currently in need of care and protection. In Delhi alone, there are over 25,000 children on the streets who are illiterate. *Save the Children and the Institute for Human Development, Surviving the Streets – 2011

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Kenya

In Kenya an estimated 33% of 5-14 year olds are working children. *UNICEF, State of the World’s Children - 2016

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Nepal

More than four-fifths of street-connected children and youths in Nepal are illiterate. *Integrated Biological and Behavioural Surveillance (IBBS) Survey among Street-Involved Children and Youths in Three Districts of Kathmandu Valley of Nepal, 2016

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Sierra Leone

There are an estimated 50,000 street connected children across Sierra Leone, with around half of these in Freetown and surrounding areas such as Waterloo. *Street Child of Sierra Leone, The National Head Count of Street Children in Sierra Leone 2012 report,

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