‘Prostitutes saved me from sex work’
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‘Prostitutes saved me from sex work’

On 8th March, 2017 a fire engulfed part of the Virgen de la Asuncion children’s home on the outskirts of Guatemala City. 41 teenaged girls died.

The home was supposed to be a refuge for troubled children – orphans, those affected by abuse, or entangled in Guatemala’s burgeoning gang culture. But the story that emerged after the fire revealed a child protection crisis of epic proportions.

Suyapa Milian lived at the home for more than a year when she was a teenager. This is her story.

Follow the links to watch and listen to more of BBC Our World and BBC World Service's investigation into the fire

  • 18 Jun 2018
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