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Over 1,250,000 Stray Children in the Ukraine

August 28, 1923
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Official census figures just published show there are 1,165,290 waifs and stray children registered in the Ukraine alone. This number is exclusive of the 115,000 homeless or “Bedouin children” in the cities of Odessa and Nikolaiev.

In general this is taken to be a conservative estimate, unofficial statistics having previously disclosed that in all Russia there are over three million children in need of homes, or care, or both, and that the majority of these children are scattered over the Ukraine.

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