Voices of Street Connected Children in Delhi during COVID-19

This article published in the Indian Journal of Social Work by Tata Institute of Social Sciences describes the lived experiences of street children during Covid­19 in Delhi. It documents the effects of Covid­19 on their household food security, mental health, and schooling. The article is based on a study of primary data captured over 11 months through grassroots intervention programmes with 533 children living on the streets of Delhi during the Covid­19. In­depth interviews and focus group discussions were conducted with 56 children to get an insight into their experiences and feelings on household food security, mental health, and disruption in schooling.

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