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Last Updated: Thursday, 31 May 2007, 15:03 GMT 16:03 UK
In Pictures - African street Children

Girl sitting among pedestrians begging

Unicef estimates that more than 200 million children are living on the streets across the world

Marsali with some of the teenagers

Marsali allows some of the boys into her home where they are given the chance to act like any other teenagers. They were delighted with her gift of Tartan Army shirts

Marsali in a slum with a mother and her triplets

This woman gave birth to triplets on the street. Two of them have since died. The third is being looked after by Dwelling Places while the mother is still on the streets

A group of the children at their graduation ceremony

The children have a graduation ceremony after completing a year at interim school before moving into mainstream education

Gathering of street children

A large number of the street children are high on drugs. The charity often rescues them with the help of some of former street children

Children outside huts in Karamoja

Many of the children in Karamoja lose family members to drought or cattle rustling warriors and are at high risk of ending up on the streets

Marsali weighing a baby

Marsali carries out a lot of immunisations. This abandoned baby, Jovia, has since been adopted

Girl making a begging gesture

The charity finds that many of the children have spent their whole lives on the streets

Marsali in her nursing role with Kasim

Much of Marsali's work is day to day health care. Kasim, who was born on the streets, broke his arm after falling out of a tree while playing

Girl begging on the street

Many of the children end up on the streets as a result of rural poverty

Some of the former street children

The charity has discovered many of the children are gifted in music, drama and dance. Some have joined a choir where they often sing about life on the streets

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