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Phuket’s ‘baby dumping’ rise sparks stateless alarm

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PHUKET: The rising number of babies being abandoned on Phuket is causing alarm among the authorities, with the director of the Phuket Shelter for Children and Families voicing concern that babies who cannot be identified possibly becoming “stateless”.

The shelter has been notified of more than 20 babies being abandoned since October 1 last year. The actual number is probably far higher, said Jiranan Jiamjaroen, the shelter’s director.

The most common reasons behind the baby dumping were parents being unable or unwilling to care for them on their own.

Read more: The Phuket Gazette

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