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.
Express News Service - The New Indian Express 6 Mar 2015
The Indian government has launched Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the reunification and rehabilitation of children separated from their families at 20 big railway stations in the country, according to the article.
According to the article, Children’s Rights Commissioner Leda Koursoumba argues that private adoption arrangements should be abolished and removed from a forthcoming adoption bill proposed by the Labour ministry of Cyprus.
This photo series, courtesy of Save the Children, depicts the experiences of unaccompanied young people who travel from North Africa across the Mediterranean in hopes of reaching greater safety in Europe.
This article describes the impact that the Ebola epidemic has had in West Africa, particularly for children who have lost one or both parents to the virus, and the work of organizations like Plan International to address this impact.
The Central Authority for Inter-Country Adoptions of Cambodia has begun to enter into agreements with several countries to resume inter-country adoptions, after a four-year suspension due to child trafficking concerns, according to the article.
This double edition of the ISS Monthly Review is a brief progress report on the situation of children in need of alternative care or at risk of so being, five years after the Guidelines’ acceptance at the United Nations’ General Assembly.
Written from the perspective of someone who grew up as a so-called “AIDS orphan” in Africa, this opinion piece from Al Jazeera describes how Western media has tended to portray orphaned children with pity, rather than with dignity.
A reporter and photographer from the LA Times spent two weeks reporting on a residential home for foster youth in Los Angeles, California in the US and the difficulties faced by the youth who are placed there.