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Record number of street children in Iran capital

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Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jun. 28 – Some 1,949 street children were rounded up from the streets of Tehran during the spring period, according to the head of Social Service in the Iranian capital’s town hall. Mohammad-Reza Fardin told a state-run news agency that some 15,593 children, of which 1,487 were girls and 14,106 were boys, were rounded up in the streets of Tehran during the period starting July 10, 2004 and ending June 21 of this year.
Iran Focus

Tehran, Iran, Jun. 28 – Some 1,949 street children were rounded up from the streets of Tehran during the spring period, according to the head of Social Service in the Iranian capital’s town hall.

Mohammad-Reza Fardin told a state-run news agency that some 15,593 children, of which 1,487 were girls and 14,106 were boys, were rounded up in the streets of Tehran during the period starting July 10, 2004 and ending June 21 of this year.

Fardin went on to say that the majority of these children had run away from their homes to escape social pressures.

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