“Their legs are like leather-coated toothpicks” – children from Belarusian orphanages look like victims of concentration camps

Children in Belarusian orphanages find themselves one step from starvation. The country’s authorities are just now uncovering the truth behind the closed doors of these orphanages.

It’s very difficult to put into words what happened to the children kept in orphanages in the capital of Belarus. We can only imagine what kind of hell these innocent orphans had to go through. How long did those running these orphanages keep their eyes closed to the negligence? For how long were children dying before their eyes? When did they finally realize that what was happening there was inhuman?

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The disturbing images reveal the situation of children found at the border of starvation in orphanages in Belarus. Some of the 100 seriously undernourished young children suffered incredible pain in an orphanage in the center of Minsk, the capital of Belarus, and this has been going on for many years. What’s been going on there and the conditions that these children are kept in is difficult to wrap around our heads. Some of the teenagers weigh only 2 kilograms (4,5 lb)! People who have had contact with them are not afraid to compare them to the victims of Nazi concentration camps.

Go to the next page. You’ll find the lame attempt of the orphanage’s management at explaining why they allowed such negligence to happen.

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