Children in Eastern Europe

Poverty pushing children into institutions

2015.06.16

There are 16,000 fewer children in institutions today compared to 2013. However,poverty remains a major culprit for the institutionalisation of children. This is based on the latest compilation of data from 11 European countries ...

Romanian children with disabilities dying of neglect

2015.03.26

In Romania, during the past four years, 1,500 children with disabilities have died in the institutions that cared for them. Most died from complications due to pneumonia that wasn't treated properly. The figures have ...

Violence in Ukraine does not spare children

2015.02.05

Since March 2014, 1,5 million people were forced to flee their homes in eastern Ukraine. An escalation of violence that has not stopped despite the formal ceasefire between the government of Kiev and the ...

Romanian children suffering physical abuse

2014.10.06

Some children still believe that the blows they receive are justly deserved. Confirmation of this comes from Romania where, even today, many children and adolescents are victims of corporal punishment, often at home. About ...