Keep reading about countries with the worst orphanages in the world. Insider Monkey has recently published an arresting article about it. Everyone still remembers one of the worst orphanages in America and its abuse stories. The Tekakwitha Orphanage was finally demolished in 2010. Or the horror of the Ungerini Home for the Incurable in Romania. The horror story went viral after an adopted orphan shared his life story with the world. Let ‘s just say it took 13 operations to offset the effect of the institution. Another candidate for one of the worst orphanages in Europe is the infamous Mazanovsky orphanage in Russia. The footage of a member of staff beating children went viral in 2013 and brought attention to the inhumane living conditions.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three countries with the worst orphanages in the world from their list.
The first one is Ukraine. How many children are in orphanages in Ukraine is a mystery. The official data says there are 82,000 orphans who are institutionalized, but the activists claim the real figure is close to 200,000 (!). Reading about the abuse cases is sickening. The children are easy prey to pedophiles and sex trafficking. A girl who fled the institution claims every year a dozen of children were disappearing into the woods. Most probably they were bought and sold into modern slavery. A grandma was encouraged to sell her grandchild for organs. That should give you a clear picture of the situation in Ukraine. The second country should be Moldova which is the poorest country in Europe and the worst European country out of 7 countries with the worst orphanages in the world. A reports says that only 2% of the children in orphanages are without parents. Lots of parents leave Moldova to work in other countries and leave their children behind. Even though institutions may appear normal and ordinary at first sight (using the “normal” here on purpose), a disabled child lying in vomit in the corner certainly makes an impression. The workers don’t even know whether the children are boys or girls. At last, but not least here’s Sudan. Perhaps one of the appalling information is that 10% of all the children in Sudan are orphans. Those that are put into institutions are often underfed. Babies born outside of marriage are looked down on, and it is thought they don’t deserve to be treated as “regular” children.