Wednesday, 18 April 2007

The street children of Monrovia

Every day, hundreds of orphaned and abandoned children walk the streets of Monrovia trying to sell their produce - peanuts, water, bananas, candy, doughnuts, whatever - often to take their earnings back to their younger siblings sheltering in burnt out and abandoned buildings. The street kids are at huge risk from road accidents, as they dodge through often heavy traffic to make their sales...and every day a few are injured. They are also increasingly at risk from violence, abduction and sexual assault. Please pray that they are saved from their desperate struggle soon, and for the work of missionaries, aid workers, government workers and the UN (UNICEF) who try daily to reach them. Olly

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