Baghdad mall sorry for turning away orphans at Eid

Source: BBC News

After this group of war orphans were prevented from entering from a luxury mall in Baghdad, the centre offered to pay for the care of 50 childrenImage copyrightRUHMAA BENAHM
Image captionAfter this group of war orphans were prevented from entering from a luxury mall in Baghdad, the centre offered to pay for the care of 50 children

Eid al-Fitr is meant to be a happy time when everyone comes together to share food and festivities at the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

But when 20 war orphans tried to enter a luxury shopping mall in Baghdad, Iraq, to visit a restaurant booked for them by a charity, they were turned away.

A video of the children standing outside the gates of Al Mansour mall on Saturday was widely shared on Iraqi social media by users threatening a boycott.

The shopping centre has since apologised claiming it was a misunderstanding by a member of staff, and pledged to fund the care of 50 orphans for one year.

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