Wednesday, June 16, 2021
The recent heartbreaking pandemic developments in India have affected many children. Indiana refers to children who lost both parents to COVID-19 as COVID orphans.
On May 28, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), part of India's Ministry of Women and Child Development, issued an advisory to all Indian states to identify children who had lost one or both parents since April 2020.
As of June 5, the information was: 3,632 orphans and 26,176 children who had lost one parent in this time frame. As awful as it is for a child to lose their parents, there are other serious threats to their mental and physical well-being.
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