Did you know there are an estimated 100 million children living and working on the streets around the world?
Or that last year, in Britain some 16,000 children slept rough on our streets, putting themselves in a position of unimaginable danger.
To raise awareness of the struggle that increasing numbers of street children face every day, the Consortium for Street Children and Aviva, the international insurance group, are launching the first International Day for Street Children. The Day, which is being celebrated in countries across the world, is calling for all governments to recognise the rights of street by ensuring they uphold the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
In London, the Day will be marked by the one-night-only Louder Together photography exhibition projected onto the National Theatre.
Louder Together explores street children's livelihoods and how they cope with their day to day struggle of abuse, hunger and exclusion.
The exhibition is free to attend, and the projections will begin on the Lyttleton Flytower at approximately 7.30pm.
Spectators will be invited to view a selection of moving images by renowned photographers Ronka Oberhammer and Robin Hammond.
They include photos of children like Lakshmi, a 15 year old metal polisher from Mumbai, India; fifteen year old Ellie from Glasgo; and Ruben, a 12 year old methylamphetamine addict from the Cape Township in South Africa.
Related website: www.streetchildren.org.uk/International-day