COVID triggers Chile orphan crisis

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In Chile, more than 2,000 children are now orphaned, from one or both parents, as the COVID-19 crisis wreaks havoc. The orphans are living in homes for abandoned children, and their fate is still unclear.

Congress is proposing a bill to give them a long-term pension to allow family members or others to take charge of the youngsters.

Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports from Valparaiso, Chile.

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