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Judith A. Hunter - Jamaica Information Service16 Feb 2017

From February 12 to February 18, 2017 Jamaica observes National Foster Care Regnition Week.

Better Care Network3 Feb 2017

The Committee's recommendations on the issues relevant to children's care are highlighted, as well as other care-related concluding observations, ratification dates, and links to the Universal Periodic Review and Hague Intercountry Adoption Country Profile.

Better Care Network3 Feb 2017

This country care review includes the care-related Concluding Observations adopted by the Committee on the Rights of the Child. 

Georgette Mulheir avec Mara Cavanagh1 Nov 2016

On estime que 32 000 enfants vivent dans des orphelinats en Haïti.

Georgette Mulheir and Mara Cavanagh - Lumos1 Nov 2016

According to this report from Lumos, of the estimated 32,000 children who live in orphanages in Haiti, only 20 are percent orphans.

Eleanor Goldberg -- Huffington Post10 Oct 2016

According to this report from The Huffington Post, children already at risk for human trafficking face greater risk due to the Hurricane Matthew.

M. Soledad Segretin1,2, M. Julia Hermida3, Lucía M. Prats, Carolina S. Fracchia, Eliana Ruetti, and Sebastián J. Lipina - New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development2 Jun 2016

The aim of the present paper is to systematically review the empirical studies that have analyzed the associations between poverty and cognitive development in children under 18 years of age from Latin American and Caribbean countries between 2000 and 2015.

Georgette Mulheir - The World Post31 Mar 2016

In light of a UN meeting this week to review indicators for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Lumos, along with the Better Care Network and over 170 other organizations, have signed a letter to the UN urging the inclusion of children living outside of households and/or without parental care in UN data collection. 

Jacob Kushner, New York Times Magazine22 Mar 2016

In this article, the author discusses "voluntourism", where volunteers travel to other countries for a week or two for a “project” — a temporary medical clinic, an orphanage visit or a school construction. A 2008 study estimated that 1.6 million people volunteer on vacation, spending around $2 billion annually. 

BBC News9 Mar 2016

A woman flew from Istanbul to Paris with an infant girl hidden inside her hand luggage, Air France has said.