United Arab Emirates

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Better Care Network3 Oct 2016

This country care review includes the care-related Concluding Observations adopted by the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities during the sixteenth session (15 Aug 2016 – 2 Sept 2016) of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Amanda Figueras - The Islamic Monthly11 Apr 2016

Aysha Albusmait, a single woman in her 50s living in Dubai, adopted a young girl named Reem when Reem was 3 years old. Her actions, say the article, are helping to break down taboos around adoption in the Gulf region.

Amanda Fisher - AlJazeera 6 Mar 2015

This article from AlJazeera tells the story of Aysha Albusmait, a single woman in Dubai who adopted a young girl.

Ola Salem, the National9 Feb 2014

This article reports on delays in the implementation of a two-year-old law aimed at caring for orphans in the United Arab Emirates apparently linked to the delayed construction of a new and expanded shelter.