These are part of the data that the strengthened mobile teams for dealing with street children at the CSW Skopje were presented at a working meeting in the Minister of Labor and Social Policy, where the representative of UNICEF Benjamin Perks and representatives of the Red Cross of the City of Skopje were present.
"Initial findings from field research confirm that street children are often victims of more negative experiences, including physical and psychological abuse and neglect. They reinforce the need for systemic solutions, as many of these children miss the right to education, health and protection, "said
Benjamin Perks, UNICEF Representative.
"As people, it's hard to refrain from giving money or buying products from children on the street. But, we should be aware that if we do that, we will create an environment that hurts children. Children in the street need it systemic support, first and foremost, to prevent them from ending up on the street at all. "
Starting next week, field workers will visit the homes of children who have identified them on the streets and will begin working with families.
Enlargement and strengthening of mobile teams with professional staff is supported by UNICEF and implemented through CSW Skopje in cooperation with the Red Cross of the City of Skopje.