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Children in Orphanages: A Hidden Global Problem

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Children in Orphanages: A Hidden Global Problem

An estimated eight million children worldwide live in orphanages or residential institutions and 80% of those children have parents or family members still alive. Children in Orphanages: A Hidden Global Problem, provides a brief but informative overview of the hidden problem of orphanages and the problems of institutional forms of care.

More than 80 years of research proves that raising children in orphanages harms their health, development and can lead to vulnerable children situated in dangerous environments. Lumos has begun raising awareness of this important issue, within this document setting out the future strategy required to tackle the problem.

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