Street Children's Day in Austria Date in the current year: January 31, 2016

Street Children's Day in Austria Estimated 100 million children grow up on urban streets around the world and this phenomenon is more prevalent in economically unstable and developing countries in Eastern Europe, Africa and Southeast Asia. Street Children's Day, started by Austrian organization Jugend Eine Welt, raises public awareness of this problem.

Street children is a widespread social problem in many countries around the world. The number of children, who grow up and live on the streets, is shocking: 11-18 million in India, 1,55 million in the USA, 1,5 million in Egypt and Pakistan, 1 million in the Philippines. These children earn money by cleaning shoes, selling sweets. But they also very often break in or engaged in prostitution. Regarding the problem of street children Austrian organization Jugend Eine Welt created a special observance, that would help overcome this issue.

Jugend Eine Welt is Austrian non-profit organization, pursuing national and international objectives. In 2009 the organization started Street Children's Day, that is now annually observed on January 31. Every year the organization distributes special materials among schools with the suggestions for campaigns. Special religious campaigns are also run by the Salesians of Don Bosco and Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco. The money raised from the campaigns are used in favor or street children worldwide.

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