Left Behind

Left Behind In Europe's poorest country, Moldova, up to 30,000 children have been abandoned as their parents emigrate to Europe to find work.
. "I last saw my mummy five years ago," sobs one nine year old. "She packed her things and just went away." Nicoleta now works with her brothers on a farm earning around $250 a year. The money pays for bills, animal fodder and school supplies. In a school lesson, a third of the class stand when asked whose parents live abroad. Most abandoned children live with their relatives or friends. But many also end up in underfunded orphanages.

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