Photo of the Week: a safe haven for children

A girl stands on a chair to look out a window at the Imeldahof Home, an orphanage in the town of Noord in this photograph taken by Roger LeMoyne in 2011 in Aruba (Kingdom of the Netherlands). The Home was created by Dutch nuns and provides a safe haven for child victims of sexual abuse or domestic violence.

New arrivals live in one house, where they are closely monitored for the first three months of their stay, before moving into other houses within the orphanage, where they form long-term relationships with other children. Government funding allows the Home to remain open seven days a week, but needs far exceed resources.

Christine Nesbitt is UNICEF’s Senior Photography Editor

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