Many children living in the orphanages are called social orphans. It's hard to explain, but they aren't truly orphans. The government has deemed their parents unable to care for them, but the paperwork is often not completed to terminate parental rights. Every situation is different, so it's not easy for us to say why this happens, but in general the children have parents and are living in orphanages. Possibly similar to how many children in the US are living in foster homes waiting for their families to get things in order.
Because of the threat of the virus, many of these children were returned to the very place they were taken from. Back to homes with poverty, alcoholism, abuse, and etc. Please pray for these children.
Many families just need help and support. That is our focus now, to help families keep their kids out of the orphanage. They need help with their homes, food, support, coaching/training, and rehab.
Please pray for these families as we reach out and help many of them.