[07 July 2008]
SANA’A, July 07 (Saba) – Sixty researchers, academics and specialists form government bodies and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) working in childhood field discussed on Monday results of survey study made on street children in cooperation with Arab Council for Childhood and Development.
The study, which was carried out in eight governorates, aimed at defining size of street children phenomenon, its causes and dangers on children for setting up governmental plans for curing it.
In a workshop organized for this regard, Minister of Social and Labor Affairs Amat al-Razzaq Hummad talked about importance of the study in knowing size of the phenomenon through scientific and critical numbers and data.
She clarified that her ministry is working on carrying out survey studies on child labor in addition to another study on poverty cases to be implemented across the country.
Then the study results have been announced by the Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Maternity and Childhood Nafisah al-Gaefi.