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Facts and figures

• 58178 children are living in state care

• 8892 children live in large institutions, more than half of which (4684) have disabilities

• There are 202 institutions, almost half of which (98) are institutions for children with disabilities


Latest developments

• When we started our work in Romania there were 105000 children in institutional care. That number is now below 9000.

• More than 500 fewer children with disabilities in institutions (5107 in 2013 vs 4684 in 2014)

• A state ban on institutionalising children under 3 was introduced in September 2014

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