Number of orphans decreases in Russia by 13% - Children’s Ombudsman
MOSCOW, April 27 (RAPSI) – The number of orphans and children deprived of parental care decreased in Russia by 13% in the last five years, Child Rights Commissioner Anna Kuznetsova said during the minor orphans safeguarding expert board on Tuesday.
Moreover, the number of Russian children in orphanages downed nearly by 30%. As of the beginning of the year, there are in total 406,138 orphans living in orphan homes and families. Most of them, 89.7% live in families, she said.
In 2020, there was also decrease in the number of orphans, who became crime victims (by 19%).