Child abuse, Violence in children, Children’s Villages, ICBF: On average, every hour a child is separated from his family in Colombia | National

As part of the commemoration of the International Family Daythe organization Children’s Villages warned about the violations that would be causing that only during the last 10 years 412,900 boys and girls they will need protection actions by the Colombian Institute of Family Welfare, ICBFa situation that during the last year some 12,000 minors experienced, that is, on average hourly a child is separated from his family in Colombia.

“This is due to the conditions in which families live and their disabilities care properly of their sons and daughters, many of them are related to poverty. For example, one basic figure To understand this situation, it is that, nearly 47% of households in Colombia they consider themselves as poor; Another fact is that more than 40% are made up of women who lead their environment alone and fulfill the provider role and caregivers for their children”, emphasized Angela Rosalesnational director of Children’s Villages SOS in Colombia.

Faced with this, Children’s Villages says that this 15 th of May will insist on the need for the State to make progress in strengthening these environments and mitigate the separation unnecessary from the children of their families.

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