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Children in Institutions: The Global Picture

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Children in Institutions: The Global Picture

A Factsheet that presents statistics on the global picture of children in institutions, with data ascertained from countries across the globe.

In this document the problem of the ‘orphan myth’ is explored, where people assume these institutions, or ‘orphanages’, are there to support orphans, but a large percentage have a living parent. In addition, the factsheet details the impact of poverty, disability, discrimination, child trafficking, exploitation, abuse and neglect have on amount of orphans globally.

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