hamzeh mohammad hosseini

Where is your child?
Location: Tehran,Iran
Nationality: Iranian
Biography: Hamzeh Mohammad Hosseini is a native Iranian, born in 1983. As a teenager, he was interested in photography and began making images at that time. Although he graduated in Control Engineering (Instrumentation major), he has been seriously involved... MORE
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Where is your child?
Copyright Hamzeh Mohammad Hosseini 2022
Updated May 2020
Location Tehran, Iran
Topics Black and White, Children, Documentary, Documentary children, Hamzeh mohammad hosseini, Hamzeh_mohammad_hosseini, Health/Healing, Hope, Human Rights, Islam, Love, Photography, Photojournalism, Relationships, Youth

About 26,000 children who are orphaned or do not have proper care live in Iran under the protection and support of the national Welfare Organization, directly or indirectly. Of these, 85% of them are from families whose parents are unable to properly care for their own children. Each year, about 900 children enter the welfare system. 

The mental health impacts of family separation on children include everything from depression and night terrors to self-esteem issues and anger.

Experts report that addiction, poverty (and resulting behavior like prostitution and violence), and mental illness are to blame for Iran’s child welfare crisis. In fact, about 70% of the children involved have parents who are battling addition. Recent studies show that about 2.8 million people in Iran are continuous drug users.

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