Ebola Outbreak Is Creating A Huge Orphan Problem

October 1, 2014 1:06 PM

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Thousands of children have been orphaned by the Ebola crisis raging through West Africa, and many have nowhere to turn since surviving relatives are reluctant to take them in.

"These [orphaned] children urgently need special attention and support; yet many of them feel unwanted and even abandoned," Manuel Fontaine, UNICEF regional director for West & Central Africa, said in a statement. "Orphans are usually taken in by a member of the extended family, but in some communit...

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