Kenya: Child newcomers in the urban jungle

Innocenti Studies

Kenya: Child newcomers in the urban jungle
  • Format
  • Author(s)
    • Munyakho, Dorothy;
  • Publisher
    • UNICEF ICDC, Florence
  • Date of Publication
    • 1992
  • Pages
    • 48
  • ISBN
    • 88-85401-09-0
  • IRC Stock Number
    • 94U
  • Publication Cost
    • free
  • Language
    • English


In order to establish fully the connection between urban children in especially difficult circumstances and the problems their families are encountering, it is also necessary to address the effects of social change on families and individuals. This ranges from understanding the deterioration of family ties in different environments, to identifying changes in expectations, personal roles and atttitudes familiar in many countries. The 'Urban Child' project, furthermore, while not strictly undertaking a comparative analysis, has sought to identify and highlight common problems such as overcrowding, pollution, the growing presence of drugs and AIDS, urban violence, internal and external migration, and the lack of a sense of belonging.


Thematic area

Urban Child   / 


right to adequate standard of living   /  standard of living   /  street children   /  urban children   /