“Of course, when we started studying this issue, we realized that there are a number of problems, serious problems. Firstly, of course, it is hunger, and I quote the words of the Ombudsman RIA Novosti.
There are problems related to medicine. In several countries, there are no children’s hospitals at all, there are only children’s departments in adult hospitals, he added.
Equally important are the problems with education due to the lack of schools.
“In several countries, for example, there are gender inequalities when girls cannot go to school or this education in parochial schools is literally 1-2 years old and they receive basic knowledge of mathematics,… (learn) their mother tongue, reading. Yes, and besides, we still have a large number of orphans there. We know that in the jungle, when there is some disturbance, we have a fairly large number of children who are left without adult care and are involved in various destructive things, some dens, and distribute drugs and use them themselves. In general, there are, of course, many things to work on,” Lvova-Belova said.
He also said that the “Africa issue” in the Ombudsman’s office came up a few months ago, after a meeting with Vladimir Putin.
– The President supported and said that this is an important direction. And Russia always supports children who have it difficult, regardless of their nationality and place of residence,” the Commissioner for the Rights of the Child emphasized.