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Baby Bins Give Abandoned Children A Second Chancei
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April 16, 2013 1:07 PM
Every day, three babies, on average, are abandoned in Johannesburg alone. They are thrown into dumpsters and left for dead -- often by desperate mothers who can't afford to raise them. Now, a local NGO called "Door of Hope" has opened what it calls a "baby bin". It allows mothers to leave their babies and know they will be taken care of. Emilie Iob reports for VOA News from Johannesburg.

Baby Bins Give Abandoned Children A Second Chance

Published April 16, 2013

Every day, three babies, on average, are abandoned in Johannesburg alone. They are thrown into dumpsters and left for dead -- often by desperate mothers who can't afford to raise them. Now, a local NGO called "Door of Hope" has opened what it calls a "baby bin". It allows mothers to leave their babies and know they will be taken care of. Emilie Iob reports for VOA News from Johannesburg.


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