Hunger and glue sniffing - the reality for many Nepali street children
Nepal’s street children are stigmatised by society and vulnerable to both mental and physical abuse. Himal is six years old and lives on the streets of Kathmandu. Every day he fights to survive by shining shoes, but most days he doesn’t have enough money for a meal. To ward off the hunger he sniffs glue – like 95% of the other children in the city.
I wrote this story for the-platform.org.uk last year but it's still as relevant as ever. An update since then is that an expansion to the children's home was opened earlier this month by Our Sansar, the charity described working with Nepali street children.