Of the 8 million kids in institutions worldwide, more than 90% aren't orphans


Many children live in orphanages because their parents cannot look after them, and there are efforts to de-institutionalise them.

Devi (not her real name) has lived in an orphanage in Petaling Jaya for most of her childhood. At 12, she's preparing to move into another shelter for older girls. Instead of worrying about the adjustments she has to make, Devi is more concerned about whether her mother will come to visit her at her new home.

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