Toddlers are rescued from the garbage house in Taiwan, where they were forced to sleep on garbage
Toddlers are rescued from the garbage house in Taiwan, where they were forced to sleep on piles of garbage collected by their hoarder parents
- Two girls, two and a year old, lived in the house that was filled with trash
- More than 30 volunteers cleaned up garbage bags from home in Taiwan to fill two trucks
- Social welfare officials said the parents' actions did not constitute child abuse
Two young girls have been rescued from a & # 39; dump-like & # 39; home in Taiwan after their parents had compulsively potted waste.
Both toddlers, two and one years old, are said to have slept on heaps of household waste that stretched across their sitting room.
Photos provided by the non-profit Haiqing Youth Club of Pingtung County, in South Taiwan, show the desperate state of the house in Wandan Township.
One image shows a worker trying to clean up part of the mess that is piled up halfway up the wall while one of the little girls is sitting on a chair.
Two toddlers were rescued in Taiwan after they were found in a house full of junk. Depicted is one of the girls who sit next to the huge pile of old food packages and bottles
Both girls, one and two years old, are said to have slept on or alongside heaps of household waste. Pictured left is the younger child in her bed next to the mess
In addition to water bottles and empty food containers, the sisters lived among rubbish and vermin such as rats and roaches. Depicted is part of the waste in the living room
While in another the younger toddler is sleeping in her bed surrounded by junk, trash and random household furniture.
According to the NGO, they visited disadvantaged families last week when they met the unemployed couple and their daughters.
In addition to water bottles, cardboard packages and empty food containers, the little girls lived among rubbish and vermin such as rats and cockroaches.
The social affairs department of the province was brought in for an evaluation and signed off more than 30 volunteers who started cleaning the family home on August 22.
More than 30 volunteers helped clean up all the trash and they managed to fill enough black garbage bags, pictured in the photo outside the house, to fill two trucks
The couple, who live on government subsidies, have hoarded the waste. On the photo are volunteers who help to clean up the trash and dirt that was in the family's house
During the job, volunteers cleaned up enough garbage bags to fill two trucks. The waste consisted mainly of empty collection boxes, plastic bags and beverage bottles.
The couple, who live on government subsidies, collected the waste and turned their home into a & # 39; landfill & # 39 ;, said the not-for-profit.
Social welfare officials said the couple's actions did not constitute child abuse, and added that the family needed further assistance in raising their children, who, according to the NGO, have developmental problems.
Officials continue to investigate the case and have placed full-time social workers with the couple instead of removing their children.
Social welfare officials said the couple's actions were not child abuse, but revealed that they needed help raising their children. On the photo are several team members who clean the house
After the evacuation, pictured, the house was sparkling clean and a large sofa was created
The volunteers in the photo mopped the floor and discovered furniture that the family could use
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