Food Has Been Identified As Major challenge Facing Orphans In Liberia

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Food is said to be a great challenge affecting orphans across the Country.

According to Amos Sawboh executive Director of Orphans Concern Liberia bulk of the orphans in Liberia currently have just one square meal a day while some of them go to bed without eating at times something he noted is worrisome to the welfare component of Liberia.

He wants national government do more in addressing several unresolved issues affecting the well-being of orphans nation wide.

The lack of education for them couple with poor shelter facilities and and inadequate health care are amongst several challenging issues affecting orphans across Liberia.

According to Save the Children report in 2014 Liberia before the Ebola crisis had about 2,256 orphans residing in sixty four orphanages nation wide but the number has now double to over 5,000 mainly between the ages of 16-18, this he said is alarming and requires major attention.

He said putting smiles on the faces of orphans and making them have a better life should be the concern of all Liberians.

Amos fears that the lack of proper care for orphans will render them vulnerable in society something he pointed out should be work on in a timely faction.

Unlike Mr, Sawboh who had a better care,good education and shelter as an orphan, current orphans he noted today are struggling to survive as life is getting unbearable for them on a daily basis.

“They are our future leaders and deserves better,” Amos told reporters.

As part of their efforts to change the story for the better, the orphans activist said his entity over the period provided support to about thirty eight orphans as well as providing them with mentorship including feeding for them.

He calls on national and international attention to see the need to address the multiple issues orphans go through locally and internationally.

He said as the world gets prepare to celebrate the global orphans day next Month it is key for world leaders and decision makers to see orphans issues as critical to the world and most be prioritized.

Liberia after the end of the Ebola crisis averaged the highest number of Ebola orphans and with the latest situation of lack of food as well as inadequate feeding for them at various orphanages more needs to be done to address the alarming situation of feeding, health and shelter for the future leaders of the Country.