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.
Seven boys at an institution for children with disabilities in the Chelyabinsk region of south-central Russia have reportedly been sexually abused by staff and visitors at the orphanage, according to this article from Human Rights Watch.
925 children in Gauteng, South Africa have been left in institutions, primarily child and youth care centres (CYCC), as they await placement into foster care by the Gauteng social development department, according to this article.
The Australian federal government has announced its plans "to divert well-meaning Australian volunteers from foreign orphanages that exploit fake orphans for profit," according to this article from the Guardian.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a lawsuit in US district court against federal immigration agencies that have separated a Congolese woman, given the pseudonym "Ms L" in court documents, and her daughter, according to this article from the Guardian.
According to this article, and radio segment, from NPR, there are about 1,200 children on the Navajo indigenous reservation in the US who cycle in and out of foster care each year, but only 26 registered foster care homes.
A New Zealand-based volunteer tourism company, International Volunteer HQ, will begin phasing out volunteer placements in overseas orphanages due to concerns of child exploitation, according to this article and accompanying video from 1 News.
The Holy See and other Catholic groups have called on the United Nations to ensure "an end to the detention of migrant and refugee children" as UN delegates negotiate on the Global Compact on Migration, according to this article from Crux.
Jessica Walton, the author of this piece from the Conversation, uses the Winter Olympic games in South Korea as an opportunity to examine social issues in the country, particularly its legacy of intercountry adoption.