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Sushmitha Ramakrishnan - Express News Service23 May 2017
Nearly three dozen unregistered children's homes in Chennai, India were asked to shut down until they obtain legal registration. A total of 1,250 children from 34 homes were rehabilitated from the temporarily closed homes into some of the 49 registered homes in the city where there reportedly is spare capacity.
Following allegations that a home in Kerala, India had misappropriated funds and detained children, including 54 from Tamil Nadu, a child welfare committee in Ernakulam has directed the institution to trace their biological families.
The number of refugee children traveling alone has increased fivefold since 2010, UNICEF has said. The UN body warned that the alarming trend has forced many young refugees and migrants into prostitution and slavery.