Most children in orphanages are not orphans

Emma Batha - Thomson Reuters Foundation

"Orphanages have become a lucrative business in developing countries, leading to the trafficking of children to fill them," says this article from Thomson Reuters Foundation. The Foundation will be hosting its Trust Conference in London on Wednesday at which two charities, Forget Me Not and Lumos, will discuss orphan trafficking. This article highlights some of the facts around the issue, including that an "estimated 8 million children live in orphanages and other institutions worldwide, but 80 percent are not orphans." The article focuses on the situation in two countries: Haiti and Cambodia.