Better Care Network highlights recent news pieces related to the issue of children's care around the world. These pieces include newspaper articles, interviews, audio or video clips, campaign launches, and more.

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Robert Greenall - BBC News

The UN children's agency Unicef has told the BBC a convoy carrying aid was denied entry to northern Gaza, despite having all the necessary documents, adding that this is a common occurrence.

Julian Borger - The Guardian

More ‘grave violations’ committed in occupied territories and Israel than anywhere else in world, report says.

Mohammed Salem - Reuters

Thirteen-year-old Palestinian Hadeel Madi has many dreams, she said, and worked hard at school so she could study abroad. But after eight months of war in Gaza it is basic challenges like finding water that occupy her mind.

The Haitian Times

A recent UNICEF report reveals that 30 to 50 percent of Haïti’s armed group members are children, coerced into service by persistent social, economic, and political instability. The escalating armed violence in the country has created a dire situation, particularly for the nation’s children, the United Nations International Children organization said.

Frederic Musisi, George Muron - Daily Monitor

Former President Apollo Milton Obote is famously quoted in the Uganda Gazette of 1963 to have said “we shall not wait for Karamoja to develop,” following a visit to the sub-region to the north east, then as the least developed in the country, one yea

The Wire

According to official figures, over 10,000 children were orphaned during the pandemic. Many of them struggled to access Central and state schemes intended to support them.


Israel’s forced starvation has caused the deaths of two more children in central Gaza where conditions have been made worse by Israel’s closure of the Rafah crossing, further limiting aid and trapping sick and injured Palestinians.


Hostilities in southern Lebanon have intensified as a result of the cross-border war between Israel and Gaza. More than 93,000 people have been forced to leave their homes and most children can no longer attend school. The children report severe psychological stress and nightmares, according to the leading Swiss children's rights organisation Terre des hommes Lausanne, which has been providing assistance on the ground for 47 years.

Allan Preston - Irish News

One year after the publication of a major report into children’s social care services in Northern Ireland, its author has warned more children will end up in care without action. Professor Ray Jones spent 18 months on the review which involved speaking to children in care, social workers and many more to understand the situation in Northern Ireland. He found that a record high of more than 4,000 children were on waiting lists for social care, with many waiting over a year.

Yousur Al-Hlou, Masha Froliak - New York Times

As news of Russia’s invasion spread through Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022, Dr. Natalia Lukina was waiting for a taxi at her home. It was 6 a.m., and she was eager to get to work at Kherson Children’s Home, a state-run foster home for institutionalized children with special needs, where she served as a doctor.