Another Asylum Seeker Baby Dies at Daycare
www.tlv1.fm | March 29, 2015
A four-month-old baby, the daughter of two Eritrean asylum seekers, died on Friday in what seems to be a shocking case of neglect at a makeshift day care center in south Tel Aviv.
The baby, who apparently died of asphyxiation in her bed, is the fourth fatality in just over two months at the critically understaffed nursery schools for migrant babies.
Maya Peleg, director of UNITAF, one of the only state-sponsored day care centers for children of refugees and migrant workers, says, “There are more than 2000 children of migrant workers who go to subpar day care centers, where there’s one caregiver for every 50 kids or so, for very long hours. Hopefully the recent tragedies would instill a sense of urgency to resolve the problem.”
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