Baby ‘drop box’ opens in Russia

Russian Baby Drop Box

Women can anonymously leave their babies in boxes like this if they feel unable to care for them. Photo: AP

An anonymous baby drop box has recently opened in Russia in the town of Kirishi.

The drop box is the tenth of its kind in Russia. Russian police said they are hoping that these will help to decrease the number of registered cases of newborn babies murdered by their mothers. There were 268 such cases in 2010-2011.

Experts say,

“Even if only one child is saved that way it will be worth it.”

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Article sourced from The Australian, written by AP (Associated Press).

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