In Bulgarian children’s homes the living situation of orphans, children coming from families who cannot afford taking care of them and children with special need is beyond description and any European standard.
Apart from the children being left without family, without any educational and professional perspective, they live under scandalous conditions –without any hygiene and also without food. Often, they starve.
When last year a girl aged 14 years died and stones as well as shoe soles were found in her stomach, as she had eaten this in order not to starve, I felt it as my need and duty to popularize the topic in Western countries.
In collaboration with the Austrian daily newspaper ‘Die Presse’ www.diepresse.com
and the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee www.bghelsinki.org the ashaming happenings
were published and created important feedback.