The KFI (Quebec) and Doctors of the World
To provide children with medical, psychological, and social assistance. To work in the community among Romanian institutions to increase awareness of their responsibility toward children
Context: In Romania many children suffer from “institutional abuse” resulting from widespread neglect by certain authorities. A team of Romanian health care and social service professions requested training in 1996. The team supported between 150 and 200 victims of child abuse in 2001 which entailed approximately 900 consultations.
Assistance: The KFI purchased training material, supplies and medication, and paid for transportation and communication expenses for health care and social services professionals. Approximately $30,000 CDN was sent in aid.