Medical Action: Russian Federation: For a full and decent life – Action to promote the rights of children with mental disabilities

Index Number: EUR 46/091/2003

This medical action highlights the situation suffered by more than 19,000 children up to the age of four who are housed in children’s homes and around 29,000 children in internats in the Russian Federation. Some of these children are orphans but a large number are confined purely because of their mental disability, including Down’s Syndrome, autism, epilepsy and cerebral palsy.

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