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Factsheet - Children In Orphanages, A Hidden Global Problem

Date Published: 19/12/16
Read in: Spanish, English

Most people see orphanages as a social good - or at least necessary - when in fact they often harm the very children they are supposed to protect. Most children are institutionalized because their parents are poor and cannot adequately provide for them. And while many institutions are established with good intentions, more than 80 years of research proves that raising children in orphanages harms their health and development, increases their exposure to abuse and puts them at risk of future criminal activity. This fact sheet addresses the scale of institutionalisation around the world and how Lumos are working to end it.