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Romania's 'left-behind' children

There are up to 350,000 'left-behind' children in Romania - children with parents living and working abroad - according to estimates provided by the charity Save the Children Romania.

In around 40% of cases, both parents have left to work abroad.

EU migration laws allow Romanian adults to travel across Europe to find well-paid work - something that has become increasingly difficult to obtain in Romania.

The children they leave behind, often living with grandparents, can suffer.

Catrin Nye, reporting for the Victoria Derbyshire programme, went to meet them.

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  • 16 Jun 2016
  • From the section Europe
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