Ukraine seeks to trace thousands of ‘orphans’ scattered by war

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(Repeats to add link to photo essay, makes name spelling conform) By Sarah Slobin and Joanna Plucinska (Reuters) -Ukraine says it dismissed nearly 100,000 children from institutional care. With help from U.N. child agency UNICEF, it is still trying to reach some 26,000 of them. At the Odesa Orphanage-Boarding School four months after Russia invaded Ukraine, an air raid alarm sent nurses in white coats hurrying residents into a basement beneath the kitchen. Among them was Tanya, a slight 12-year-old who favours a pink sun hat. On June 15, Tanya, who is autistic and does not speak, was moved fro…

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