Child poverty is a dire reality for millions of children around the world and it is estimated that 385 million children live in extreme poverty. The main causes are the lack of affordable housing, low-wage jobs, and lack of access to basic necessities.
An estimated 120 million children live on the streets all throughout the world (roughly 30 million in Africa, 30 million in Asia and 60 million in South America). Often they are the victims of all types of abuse, yet they have rights.
Children who live in urban or rural zones often find themselves in a precarious situation. Due to extreme poverty, they can hardly satisfy fundamental needs such as nutrition, access to healthcare, education, and are often exposed to danger.