AIDS leads to increase in child-headed households in Mozambique

Sisters have been living by themselves since both their parents died

The spread of HIV/AIDS has led to an increase in child-headed households in Africa, particularly in Mozambique.

An estimated 24 thousand homes in the country are made up entirely of children, according to UNICEF, the UN Children's Fund.

Mayke Huijbregths tells Gerry Adams how UNICEF is working with the Government to address the needs of the children, many of whom are as young as 10.

(Duration: 2’53″)

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