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Caring for sick babies: The dilemma facing China's poor

At the start of the year, a safe baby hatch was opened in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, giving parents a place to anonymously abandon children they could not care for.

But the government had to close the site after it was overwhelmed with 262 children - five babies a day - all of them facing serious health problems.

Celia Hatton travelled to Guangzhou to learn why parents feel abandoning their children is their only option.

  • 19 May 2014
  • From the section China
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