The path leading to the baby box
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Unwanted children: The rise of baby boxes in Europe

Boxes where parents can leave an unwanted baby, common in medieval Europe, have been making a comeback over the past 10 years.

Supporters say a heated box, monitored by nurses, is better for babies than abandonment on the street - but the UN says it violates the rights of the child.

Steve Evans reports from Berlin

  • 26 Jun 2012
  • From the section World