At least 250,000 suffered abuse in New Zealand's state care system, inquiry finds

Eleanor Ainge Roy - The Guardian

According to this article from the Guardian, a "royal commission into abuse in state care is investigating historic abuse of children, young adults and vulnerable adults by state-run institutions [in New Zealand] between 1950 and 1999, as well as in affiliated religious institutions, such as church-run orphanages." The commission released its interim report which found that 655,000 people had "passed through the doors of orphanages, homes for people with disabilities and mental health institutions, among others" during the time period investigated and that 250,000 of them had experienced abuse during that time.