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A 1,500% SURGE in child abuse and it’s probably under-counted: the brutal, hidden cost of lockdown that should alarm the world

 
 
 
A 1,500% SURGE in child abuse and it’s probably under-counted: the brutal, hidden cost of lockdown that should alarm the world
Covid-19 quarantine has exposed youngsters to severe abuse, neglect and isolation. As horrifying reports start to emerge, we need to do better to help protect society’s most vulnerable.
 
Barbara McCarthy

is a freelance commentator, photo-journalist and travel writer based in Dublin. She contributes regularly to The Irish Independent, The Irish Times, The Sunday Times and others. Follow her on Twitter 

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Nearly ONE FIFTH of British households have trouble feeding children as result of LOCKDOWN – report

 
Nearly ONE FIFTH of British households have trouble feeding children as result of LOCKDOWN – report
A significant number of poor and vulnerable families in the UK have been suffering from food insecurity after schools were closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a new report has said.

Almost a fifth of households with children have been unable to obtain enough food in the past five weeks, the Observer (the

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EVEN MORE FOR THE CHILDREN

pig swill

Dearly Beloved Brethren

Is it Not a Sin ?

When you peel potatoes

To throw away the skin

For Skins feed pigs and pigs fee us

Dearly Beloved Brethren 

Is it not thus ?

More for the Children

hunger

I must not throw away that Crust 

Which Now I cannot eat

For there are little boys and girls 

going hungry in the street

 

For wilful waste 

Makes woeful want

And I may live to say

Oh how I wish I'd saved that Crust

Which once I threw away

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