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.
This article reports on the need for local adoption solutions for the children who have been orphaned by Ebola in Sierra Leone.
This articles asks the questions “If you are interested in volunteering internationally, what are the ethical considerations you should be aware of? Which questions can you ask to better ensure that your actions and any financial contribution are aligned with your values and expectations?”
This article explains the ways in which orphanages in Cambodia have become a money-making business which continue to recruit more “orphans” in order to profit from foreign volunteer donations.
Le groupe Emmaüs CAJED (RDC) agit depuis 1992 pour la réinsertion scolaire et professionnelle des enfants et adolescents en rupture sociale. Enfants des rues, enfants soldats, enfants déplacés…. l’équipe les accompagne dans leur processus de reconstruction. Entretien avec Gilbert Munda, coordinateur du groupe.
This article tells the story of Mwamini and Sadiki Fracoize, a couple in the Congo who are fostering former child soldiers, and describes the system of foster care for demobilized child soldiers in the country.
This article reviews the human trafficking crisis in Nepal, an issue brought to light recently by the devastating earthquakes that hit Nepal in April and May 2015, but which has been a problem in Nepal for many years.
The capital city of Lithuania, Vilnius, is making concerted efforts to close down all orphanages by the year 2020, according to the article.
Officials from the Central Bureau of Investigation in India have reached Palakkad and started collecting evidence on the alleged trafficking of children to orphanages in Kerala from West Bengal, Bihar, and Jharkhand, according to the article.
This article, and accompanying video, highlight the results of a recent Disability Rights International and ABC News joint investigation on the “deplorable” living conditions for children and youth, many of whom have disabilities, living in state-run residential facilities in Mexico City, Mexico.
This article from the Thomas Reuters Foundation explores the developing phenomenon of “new-age orphans” in certain regions of India, whose parents are migrating in search of work due to changing climate conditions, leaving children behind with elderly grandparents or in school hostels.