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Anseba region: Forum staged focusing on manners of patronizing orphaned infants

The Ministry of Labor and Human Welfare’s branch in Anseba region hosted a forum in Kern city focusing on manners of patronizing orphaned infants.

Keren, 22 July 2013 – The Ministry of Labor and Human Welfare’s branch in Anseba region hosted a forum in Kern city focusing on manners of patronizing orphaned infants.

The participants of the meeting which comprised prosecutors, members of the Health Ministry and Police Force, as well as community representatives, conducted in-depth discussion on ways and means of accepting such infants in orphanages, collecting the necessary personal information thereof and the required joint venture among stakeholders.

Mr. Tedros Fisehaye, head of social welfare in the branch office, explained that the causes of parental abandonment for children include socio-economic problem, unanticipated pregnancy, betrayal of paternity and cultural as well as psychological instability.

Moreover, the participants put forth views pertaining to several issues, stressing more on the potential mandates of stakeholders.

Likewise, Mr. Girmai Bokretsion, head of the branch office, stressed the unethical and immoral nature of child abandonment, and called on the citizenry to extend a helping hand in doing away with instances of such practice. Families are expected to play vital role in this regard, and hence the need for establishing good communication with the Police, he added.

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