Railway Children has been fighting for children alone and at risk on the streets for over 22 years. During that time, we’ve reached more than 275,000 children in India, the UK and East Africa.
We know there is still so much more to do. Millions of children still live alone on the streets where they suffer abuse and exploitation. In the UK, society often denies their existence, and in other countries the problem is so prevalent that it has become ‘normal’.
They run away or are forced to leave home, where they suffer poverty, violence, abuse and neglect. They find themselves living on the streets because there is nowhere else to and no one left to turn to. The problems they face on the streets are often even worse than those they endured at home. Every day we fight to change their story.