Society & Culture2 mins ago
The Orphanages Of Belarus
This is shocking, and so,so sad. It's difficult to imagine children being allowed to live in such disturbing conditions in this day and age.
www.dai lymail. co.uk/n ews/art icle-44 29160/C hildren -brink- starvat ion-Bel arus-or phanage s.html
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Something there doesn't ring quite true. The rooms are brightly decorated with cartoons and pretty curtains, the bedding is similarly especially for children, and yet the children in the pictures are clearly sick and malnourished. Who would provide bright, cheery, surroundings and then starve and neglect the occupants. That seems very odd to me.
Mikey/OG, the rooms don't look run down and neglected - they look pretty well kept - and I think that's relevant because it suggests, to me at least, that the problem in this particular institution lies with uncaring hands of management rather than government or local authority. That is borne out by the fact that two directors have been sacked. A shocking situation but perhaps it shouldn't automatically be perceived as the norm.
My partner is from Romania originally and and sad to say the state of the orphanages in the 90's still mirror what's going on there today in places. It takes a long time to heal situations like that, as lack of money, lack of care lack of social responsibility can't be swept away in ten minutes, the appalling becomes the norm so often. Interventions are made all over the place by authorities once the problems are flagged, but it doesn't take away what people have already seen and been exposed to already and what is normalised to them so caregivers because of their own histories are often dreadful, for that to alter the whole mindset of that society needs to change and that will take a generation.