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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Marion Kithi - The Standard

The birth of David (not his real name) was regarded as an evil omen. Aged barely three weeks old, his mother shoved him into a dusty sack of iron nails and dumped him at a construction site at Marereni village in Kilifi, leaving him to the elements.

The Criminal Code is being amended to include a new clause - Article 126-1, which introduces liability for family (domestic) violence against children.

Aimie Ding - Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge on Friday approved the Biden administration’s request to partially end a nearly three-decade-old agreement to provide court oversight of how the government cares for migrant children in its custody.

United Nations

The Human Rights Council this morning held an interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, and concluded an interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression.

Susanti Sarkar - The Imprint

Weeks after New York City advocates for homeless LGBTQ+ youth released a white paper detailing discrimination in the foster care system, its members are now hailing renewed commitment by city leaders to provide more welcoming homes and an end to hostile treatment.

The New York Times

Israel and Egypt agreed to allow at least 19 sick children, most of them cancer patients, to leave Gaza for medical treatment on Thursday, Israeli and Palestinian officials said, in the first major evacuation of critically ill Gazans since the Rafah border crossing shut down in early May.

BBC News

Paris Hilton has called for change to youth treatment facilities and described her own traumatic experience of alleged abuse before a U.S. congressional committee. The American socialite and businesswoman said she was "force-fed medications and sexually abused by staff" after being sent to a private youth facility in Utah as at a teenager. Her testimony shines a light on the so-called "troubled teen industry".

United Nations

GENEVA – Georgia violated its child rights obligations by failing to take immediate intervention to address the frequent physical and psychological abuse of children who lived in a close-type orphanage run by the Georgian Orthodox Church, the UN Child Rights Committee has found.

As the death toll in Gaza continues to grow amid Israel’s punishing bombardment of the Strip, so too does another statistic: the missing children. To date, at least 21,000 children are missing amid the chaos of the war, according to a new report by Save the Children.

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.