Orphan and Street Children in Nepal
Studies show that orphaned and abandoned children (Orphan and Street Children in Nepal) are at higher risk of severe malnutrition, high mortality rates, lower levels of school attendance, and increased likelihood of child labour (both paid and unpaid). These children are also more likely to be subjected to abuse, neglect, and exploitation, not to mention the grief of losing their parents. They are more likely to be exposed to alcohol, tobacco, drug abuse such as glue. They are usually under 15 and can be found roaming the streets in gangs.
There is only one state run orphanage in Nepal which has the capacity to serve 350 children, a number that is far from reflective on the reality of the children who need homes.