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Abnormal Number of Orphans Among IDPs in Dohuk, and Importance of Foster Family System


Bewar A. Saido

Since the fall of Talafar, Sinjar and Mosel, families fleeing the fighting have lived in the area around Dohuk  temporary structures, unfinished buildings and Tent camps .

Many of children lost their father and mothers according statistic data  of Dohuk directorate of social care 617 orphan children are living in Shekhan ,Khanke , Sharya ,Mamlyan ,Kanilane , Bersive IDPs camps .

For one year directorate of social care is working on collection of date and legal registration of IDP orphans in tent camps, their concentration was on foster family system, Foster care is a system in which a minor has been placed into a ward, group home, or private home of a state-certified caregiver referred to as a “foster parent”. The placement of the child is normally arranged through the government or a social-service agency, care include provision of security and safety required for the child to grow naturally , psychologically and physically .Dohuk directorate of social care sees foster family system as a  best alternative system for the child who has lost his/her family care.

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