Latest Ebola heartbreak: Thousands of orphans shunned by surviving relatives

September 30, 2014 3:47 PM

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Latest Ebola heartbreak: Thousands of orphans shunned by surviving relatives

The United Nations is joining forces with the governments of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to try to help the flood of children who are being abandoned or are subjected to stigma due to fears of infection.

According to preliminary estimates by UNICEF released Tuesday, at least 3,700 children in these countries have lost one or both parents since the start of the outbreak. Traditionally, orphans have been taken in by members of their extended families, but in recent months, many of them have been turne...

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