Belarus children on brink of starvation in orphanages – Daily Mail

In the 1980s, Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceauşescu enacted an austerity policy in order to pay Romania’s external debt.  

Orphanages suffered as a result, with many lacking heating and food. 

Many orphans did not know how to feed themselves, while others would starve to death. 

Thousands of emaciated and diseased babies were found slowly dying in filth infested cradles. 

Children were tied to their beds or restrained in their own clothing. 

Girls and boys’ heads would be shaved and children would often sit naked because staff forgot to clothe them. 


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