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Georgia's young disabled 'left behind' by childcare reform

10 January 2014 Last updated at 22:40 GMT

With assistance from the UN children's fund Unicef, Georgia has implemented a major programme of childcare reform with the stated aim of closing down all state orphanages for children, and finding them new homes.

A campaign has seen thousands of children reunited with their biological parents, placed in foster care or small group homes.

But disabled children continue to be marginalized and face the prospect of life-long isolation from society.

Rayhan Demytrie reports from Tbilisi.


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