COVID-19: Voluntary ‘baby abandonment’ soars in South Africa

COVID-19: Voluntary ‘baby abandonment’ soars in South Africa

A Johannesburg NGO ‘Door of Hope’ is concerned more families will abandon their babies as the economic situation worsens during the coronavirus lockdown.

They say Since South Africa shutdown at the end of March they have received seven new babies and are at full capacity. The organisation makes use of what is called a ‘baby box’ outside their homes which allows parents to safely give up their children.

Nadene Graham, Door of Hope operations director expressed worry over the situation: “The con…

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Tecla Chandata