INDIA: Seven children suffer from starvation and child labour in Orissa

INDIA: Seven children suffer from starvation and child labour in Orissa

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) regrets to inform you that Ms. Bhuje died on New Year’s Eve after struggling against sickness and hunger since April 2009. She leaves behind seven children. Before Bhuje’s death, her husband died of Tuberculosis in January 2009. Facing lack of food and lack of a sustainable livelihood, all the children are deprived of their rights. Only after the intervention by the Right to Food Group and the media in October 2009, did the relevant authority provide temporary support. Furthermore, Bhuje was denied the government support that she was entitled to and even humiliated by government officials including the District Collector. Five of the children are currently working as child labourers instead of going to school. Read more about INDIA: Seven children suffer from starvation and child labour in Orissa