PNG's highlands sees rise in homeless children | Pacific Beat

PNG's highlands sees rise in homeless children

PNG's highlands sees rise in homeless children

Updated 31 July 2014, 17:38 AEST

Rising numbers of homeless children in and around Mt Hagen, the biggest town in Papua New Guinea's highlands, has prompted the Catholic Church to hold a "think tank" on the issue.

Mt Hagen's Archbishop Douglas Young says there appears to be a variety of reasons for the increase including rapid social change and the breakdown of traditional values.

He says neither the provincial or national governments provide any help to deal with the issue so people in the community are taking it upon themselves to look after the children.

Presenter: Liam Fox

Speaker: Archbishop Douglas Young, Archdiocese of Mt Hagen

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