Tag: covid

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A series of harrowing stories about an estimated 1.5 million Covid orphans have hit the headlines in recent months. Our own social workers fear we are entering the worst childcare crisis in 25 years. But according to child protection expert Kristen Cheney, orphanages and international adoption are not the solution for these vulnerable children. I […]

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Like so many Nepalese children, Tika had been taken from his family by traffickers. For a high fee, they promised his parents that he would be well cared for and educated in an institution in the city. Instead, he was taken to an orphanage where he survived alone for two years; neglected, abused and exploited to elicit donations from tourists.