Running wild: the children driven to a life of crime on the streets of Malawi

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With 15,000 living rough and stealing to get by, rising poverty and hunger in the country is driving more boys and girls from their homes

Emily Maere had gone into the city of Blantyre to buy stock for her little grocery shop. As usual, she decided not to travel with cash but to use an ATM when she got there.

This time, Maere, 25, from Neno in southern Malawi, was mugged. To her shock, her attackers were children. “No sooner had I finished the withdrawal than the group of street children attacked me, snatching my purse,” she says.

Continue reading…Global development | The Guardian

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