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UNICEF Bangladesh28 Sep 2017

UNICEF Bangladesh is requesting proposals for the development National Adolescent Strategy (NAS) and mapping of the Child Protection System in Bangladesh. 

Ikuko Higuchi and Ayano Kume - The Yomiuri Shimbun17 Sep 2017

17.5% of children who need care in Japan live in foster placements, while most of them are living in institutions; an expert panel of the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry, however, has announced a new goal which prioritizes foster care. 

Yon Sineat and Erin Handley - The Phnom Penh Post14 Sep 2017

This week the Cambodian government released an explanatory note to educate the public on domestic adoption; however, some express concern whether bolstering domestic adoptions is currently feasible or safe for children. 

Agence France-Presse 13 Sep 2017

UNICEF estimates suggest that over 1,100 Rohingya children fleeing violence in western Myanmar have arrived unaccompanied in Bangladesh since August 25. 

Jeong Park - The Orange County Register12 Sep 2017

New research explores the traumatic experiences of children adopted from South Korean orphanages by American families following the end of the Korean War.

June Ramli - Daily Mail Australia3 Sep 2017

This article describes a 60 Minutes interview with Tara Winkler, co-founder of Cambodian Children's Trust, about the exploitation of children in orphanages, the harm caused by orphanage tourism, and Australia's potential ban on orphanage tourism. 

Gita Aravamudan - FirstPost 3 Sep 2017

Indian adoptees living all over the world search for their biological families and discover they were trafficked into orphanages and adopted by families overseas, often unbeknownst to their biological parents. 

Ruwaida Md Zain - New Straits Times26 Aug 2017

A Malaysian welfare organization has urged the federal government to set up a special body to regulate and control illegal orphanages in the country due to exploitation and abuse of the children living in the homes. 

The Yomiuri Shimbun18 Aug 2017

Japan's Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry has announced new targets for children in need of alternative care.

Christopher Knaus - The Guardian 18 Aug 2017

Despite good intentions, volunteers and donors from Australia and the larger international community are supporting orphanages separating children from their families. Australia is seeking to curb support for orphanages in countries like Cambodia, where the trafficking of children into orphanages is a common practice.