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Georgia's 'forgotten' young disabled

Rayhan Demytrie reports on life for Georgia's disabled children, who are often marginalised and face the prospect of life-long isolation from society.

With assistance from the UN children's fund Unicef, Georgia has implemented a major programme of childcare reform with the stated aim of closing down all state orphanages for children, and finding them new homes.

A campaign has seen thousands of children reunited with their biological parents, placed in foster care or small group homes.

But disabled children continue to be marginalized and face the prospect of life-long isolation from society.

Rayhan Demytrie reports from Tbilisi.

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  • 10 Jan
  • From the section Europe