In Russia more than twofold decrease in the number of orphans

MOSCOW, 17 Dec — RIA Novosti. The number of orphan children has decreased in the Russian Federation more than twice in several years of the program’s existence on the device of children-orphans in families, said Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets.

“Today the situation has radically changed. On 16 Nov 2016 state Bank we have data 60 thousand 705 children. This is a huge result of your work,” said Golodets at the meeting with the regions, devoted to the device of children-orphans in families. She noted that implementation of the program began with the fact that the account was 119 thousand orphans.

According to her, the high figures show 36 regions: Khakassia, the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Kursk oblast. In the Chechen Republic and Ingushetia do not have children in orphanages, to that all the regions should strive for, Golodets said.

“Among children who remain, many children with serious diseases,” — said Golodets. She also noted that the changed attitude of society towards orphans is now increasingly taking children with severe disabilities. She added that we need to support these changes. There are a lot of children from large houses, it is necessary to discuss with the Ministry of education, said Deputy Prime Minister. Their percentage among 60 thousand is very high.