Luanda, 06 June, 2020 / 1:00 am (ACI Africa).
The plight of street children in Angola’s capital, Luanda amid COVId-19 restrictions is a course for concern, the leadership of the U.S.-based Salesian Missions, the development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) that supports homeless boys and girls in the Southern African nation has reported.
Salesian Missions reaches out to the vulnerable youth in Angola through the Salesian International Volunteering for Development (VIS) and Salesian missionaries in the region.
In a report on the occasion of the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression marked Thursday June 4, the leadership of Salesian Missions indicated that as authorities in Angola fight against the effects of COVID-19, “the most vulnerable in society are street children who have nowhere to turn and no one to care for them.”
In the report published Thursday, June 4 by Mission Newswire, the official news service of the Salesian Missions, the leadership says that among the street children most at risk and most exposed are those in the territory of the Archdiocese of Luanda.
“Street children are increasingly exposed to the risks of the street including diseases and violence from adults including law enforcement, and they lack means to support themselves,” the leadership of the US-based agency has reported.