Ghosts of The Civil Dead
Ghosts of the Civil Dead
Bruke is a 15-year-old boy who has lived on the streets of the Merkato district of the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, for 5 years. He lives in a small hole - a 3ft by 5ft by 4ft concrete culvert covered with debris to camouflage it - in the centre of the main street, often sharing it with his friend Oromo.
Bruke is one of some 80,000+ homeless children living in the district. Many of the children end up on the street because they have escaped from lives of indentured slavery: brought to the capital with the promise of education and employment, in reality, they become part of the human trafficking circuit that abounds throughout Ethiopia.
Published in acurator.com