The highest number of orphans and single mothers are living in the southeastern province of Sistan-o Baluchistan.
A total of 57.885 households are headed by single mothers. The province has also some 40.000 orphans, 28.000 of whom are under 18 years of age. (State- run ISNA news agency – June 30, 2016)
The situation is a direct consequence of the mullahs’ policy of suppression and executions. Shahindokht Molaverdi, Rouhani’s deputy for women and family affairs, had earlier revealed on February 23, 2016, that all of the men in one village in Sistan-o Baluchistan Province had been executed. Subsequent researches showed that such drastic conditions are not limited to a single village but numerous other villages have the same situation.