Girls forced to sleep rough in CairoSunday, February 10, 2008
There are an estimated half a million street children in Egypt. Many of them are in precarious situation and face violence on the streets. This video short looks at the lives of 10-year-old Sayyida, who's been living rough in Cairo for at least two years, and single mother Fatma. While they can go to a drop-in centre to get food in the daytime, they face an array of hazards at night in an increasingly hostile environment on the streets. This video short highlights the dangers faced by people living on Cairo's streets in a country of some 80 million people bursting at the seams.