The Neglected

  • Photographer
    Mikkel Hørlyck
  • Prize
    Editorial / Press Photographer Of the Year
  • University/School
    Danish School of Media and Journalism
  • Date of Photograph
    23/09/2016 - 07/10/2016
  • Technical Info

The orphanage in the city of Orhei in Moldova is the residence of some 200 boys and men, who are physically or mentally disabled. Moldova is the poorest country in Europe, and poverty is the main reason that many parents are forced to surrender their kids to orphanages. Common for most of the boys is that they lack the care and attention of a family, which is crucial to their emotional development. The Moldavian government wants to shut down the country’s orphanages and place the boys in foster care. But this policy is only slowly being implemented due to lack of initiative and funding.

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