Human Traffic Watch

Moldova: The children left behind

In Awareness, Child Trafficking, Human Trafficking on March 23, 2013 at 8:47 am

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The idea of willingly leaving your children is something that most parents will find hard to imagine. Yet in parts of the world it’s a route that many are forced to take as they struggle to provide for their families and invest in their children’s future.

A project that recently came across my desk by Carmine Flamminio tackles that very subject and looks at migration in Europe, with a focus on Moldova, a country that in recent years may have seen as many as one million people leave to find work.

Figures from the Migration Policy Institute suggest remittances to Moldova peaked in 2008 at more than $1,500m and though the flow of money can strengthen the economy it also creates what Carmine calls social orphans, children who may only see their parents once or twice a year if they are lucky, and this is the central focus of Carmine’s work.

Source: (article only – photo found on Tumblr) BBC

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