Children Found on the Verge of Starvation in Belarusian Orphanages

  • As per reports, around 100 children and young people were discovered on the verge of starvation in orphanages in Belarus. As mentioned by prosecutors, doctors and other officials, many malnourished youngsters have been kept at these homes for years. Weight of some teenagers have found to be as little as 15kg (2st 5lb).

    An investigation has been launched by the authorities to find out how children ended up in such a state. Directors of several orphanages have been fired.

    The scandal came to light when journalists were invited by a paediatrician from one of the affected institutions to cover a charity football match in order to raise money for specialist nutrition for orphans.