484 Illegitimate Children Born From Unmarried Parents and Result of Rape Repatriated in 2018

In Kuwait, there are 484 illegitimate children recorded, born from unmarried parents or as result of rape, Al-Rai newspaper reported.

The data had been confirmed at the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait, saying the children were deported to the Philippines from January to December of last year, 2018, with the help of the Ministry of Interior of Kuwait.

Assistant Secretary and Spokesperson for Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Glenda Relova assured that the children were provided with all the help that they need during their stay at the embassy prior to their flight going back to the Philippines.

“The Ministry of Welfare is helping to bring the Filipinos back to their country in cooperation with the attaches, especially from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia (Jeddah, Riyadh), the UAE and Qatar, and providing psychosocial counseling to individuals and groups.”-Arab times

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