Covid-19 takes hungry children as young as four to the streets to earn money for food | News 24

Covid-19 takes hungry children as young as four to the streets to earn money for food |  News 24
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  • Children as young as four are trying to earn money on the streets as Covid-19 destroys their parents’ jobs.
  • Immigrant children are severely affected because without documents their parents cannot access grants.
  • Save the Children South Africa says 200,000 families have requested food aid since the start of the pandemic.

A scar on her forehead is a reminder of the moment 10 days ago when four-year-old Simone was hit by a car.

She and her nine-year-old brother, Johnnie, were running an errand for a neighbor at Tsakane in Gauteng, hoping to earn R2 for a snack. The wound on his forehead is slowly healing, but the hunger in his family is not improving.

There are four children in the family who are originally from Mozambique. Since the Covid-19 pandemic, they’ve had …



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