The Human Rights Commission of the Maldives (HRCM) has brought five siblings under state care.
The five siblings, all minors from Gaaf Dhaal Atoll Nadella Island, were taken in to state custody after their mother failed to provide necessary care and protection, local media have reported.
“The Gender Ministry is also preparing to provide the much needed and necessary healthcare and counseling to the mother of the five children,” HRCM’s statement read.
Newspaper Haveeru said the children were aged between four and 14 years of age, and had been abused by their mother. They were only enrolled in school this year, the paper added.