Children 'Dumped In Streets By Greek Parents Who Can't Afford To Look After Them Any More'

Children are being abandoned in Greece as their parents struggle to make ends meet. A four year old little girl was found on the street clutching a note saying "I can't afford her any more"

The tightening austerity measures in Greece are squeezing poorer families so hard that some of them are are giving up their children because they can no longer afford to feed them.

When we read about the financial crises and the enormous debt mountains, it is all too easy to to forget the human consequences. This article and the other recent news that paedophiles in Greece are being granted disability payments should ring alarm bells for anyone who is even half awake.

The Athens Ark Of The World Youth Centre has had four children deposited with  them in recent months, because their desperate parents cannot afford to care for them, or even for themselves.

Fr. Antonios Papanikolaou said:

Over the last year we've had hundreds of parents who want to leave their children with us. They know us and trust us.

If this were to happen in the UK, would our Social Services be worthy of our trust?