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(Article of periodic en Allemand - 2008)

Document title

Existenzstrategien von Kinderhaushalten in Marginalvierteln Nairobis (Allemand)
Les stratégies de survie des enfants dans les quartiers marginaux de Nairobi

published at : Megastädte in Entwicklungsländern (Allemand)
Les méga-villes dans les Pays en voie de développement

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

WEHRMANN B. ;

Abstract

The number of orphans is increasing in Africa, mainly due to HIV/AIDS. This has led to the establishment of child-headed households. Their number in the informal settlements in Nairobi is estimated to constitute about 5-10 per cent of all households. Squatter settlements in Embakasi, the South-Eastern division of Nairobi, are known to be threatened by mungiki, a criminal sect. Soweto, Kayole, Kiambiu informal settlements etc. are no - go areas - not only for strangers, even for those who live there - at least from dusk till dawn. The article analyses how child-headed households make their living in such an environment. The livelihood approach is used to identify the young people´s assents and vulnerability. The results give an insight into the country´s governance situation. - (IfL)

Source

Thematical fascicle

published at : Geographische Rundschau / ISSN 0016-7460

Editor : Westermann, Braunschweig - ALLEMAGNE (1949)

Millesime : 2008, vol. 60, no 11 [pp. 20-27]

Bibliographic references : 28 ref.

Language

Allemand

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 2163

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