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Put Children First: Recommendations to End Orphanage Volunteering and the Institutionalisation of Children
It is estimated that at least 5.4 million children live in institutions worldwide. Yet over 80% of these have at least one living parent. Research has shown the harm of orphanage care on children’s health, development and wellbeing and how orphanage volunteering is working to perpetuate these institutional systems which separate children from their families and communities. There is now a global movement to end both practices.
These key policy recommendations were published as part of the "Put Children First: End Orphanage Care" campaign.