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Love and affection are as important as food, water and shelter. jamesgoodmanphotography/flickr

Can a lack of love be deadly?

Children raised in orphanages often lack a key ingredient for healthy development – love.
In the wake of the Nepal earthquake it’s important people don’t rush in to “rescue” kids who might not in fact be orphaned. AAP

Earthquake orphans: what Nepal can learn from Haiti

Following the earthquake in 2010, people flocked to Haiti to "rescue" orphaned and lost children. The problem that has since emerged is that many of the "orphans" placed in orphanages and sent for adoption, were not orphaned at all.
The number of orphanages in developing nations has dramatically increased in the past decade, driven by a fraudulent trade in ‘paper orphans’. IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation

The business of orphanages: where do ‘orphans’ come from?

The number of orphanages in developing nations has dramatically increased in the past decade, but where are the "orphans" coming from?
Australian private schools are increasingly taking their senior students to volunteer in orphanages, but they’re doing more harm than good. Lemuellz/Flickr

Orphanage trips by Aussie schools are doing more harm than good

Australian private schools are increasingly taking their senior students to volunteer in orphanages, but they're doing more harm than good.

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