Albania: In search of shelter: Leaving social care in Albania

Albania: In search of shelter: Leaving social care in Albania

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Index Number: EUR 11/004/2010
Date Published: 20 May 2010
Categories: Albania

Orphans and other children deprived of parental care who grow up in state residential institutions in Albania risk poverty and marginalization when they reach adulthood. This report examines the obstacles which continue to bar their access to housing. There is inadequate support from social services for care-leavers in their transition to independence. Above all, there is a lack of will on the part of the state to fulfil its obligations, under national and international law, to uphold the right of young people leaving care to priority with housing.


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