Segob urgently supports minors orphaned by the pandemic

Mexico.- Constanza Tort San Roman, head of the office of the Executive Secretariat of the National System for the Comprehensive Protection of Girls, Boys and Adolescents (Sipinna), dependent on the Ministry of the Interior, affirmed that Mexico needs to implement actions to care for minors who were orphaned by the Covid-19 pandemic.

This was urged by Tort San Román in a meeting with the 32 state offices of Sipinna, where he reported that the pandemi has left 6,211 mothers killed by diseases, assaults, or by Covid-19 only during 2020, according to the latest reports from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography.

For this reason, there was an urgent need for the country to take coordinated actions for the comprehensive care of this problem.

“Mexico needs to take coordinated actions for the comprehensive care of this situation. Therefore, and with the purpose of having a first mapping of actors and actions carried out in favor of the identity of children and adolescents in orphans as a result of the Covid- 19, the support of the local Siponna is required “, Tor San Román highlighted.

He also detailed that Mexico as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic more than 250 thousand people have lost their lives. Of them, around 42 percent were heads of household, since in the Population and Housing Census 2020, almost 38.3 million people between 0 and 17 years old were identified 67.6 percent live with both parents, 20 percent only with the mother and 2.1 percent only with the father; while 3.8 percent do not live with their parents.

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He noted that, although no one could predict the scope of the pandemic, he added that now what corresponds as an authority, is “Generate the conditions so that this group of the population has the protection of the State, and its loss has negative consequences on their lives.”

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