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.
The 2014 Larissa Award will go to an initiative that focuses on “Child Deprivation and Vulnerability in Africa”.
This article from the UK's Independent explores the findings of a recent study conducted by York University and the NSPCC which finds that "on average there are between 450 and 550 cases of proven abuse every year in foster care and between 250 and 300 cases of confirmed abuse a year in residential care" in Britain.
The US President is preparing an emergency request to Congress for additional powers to enable the fast-track deportation of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America who are crossing the US border illegally.
This article from the Pacific Standard sheds light on a less-discussed area of intercountry adoption - the fact that many (predominantly Black) children born in the US are adopted out of country, primarily to Canada, as well as the Netherlands and the UK.
Harold Goodwin, the man behind Responsible Tourism day at the World Travel Market and the International Centre for Responsible Tourism, gives his thoughts after attending the Better Volunteering, Better Care workshop.
This video from Al Jazeera English investigates the disappearance of 500 Albanian Roma children from a state-run residential institution in Athens, Greece over a decade ago.
This video sheds light on the exploitation of children in orphanages in Cambodia.
Recent controversy around the accuracy of a famed Cambodian woman’s story of sex trafficking has shone a light on the current state of many Cambodian orphanages and their duplicitous practices.
Faith to Action's latest publication, "Children, Orphanages, and Families: A Summary of Research to Help Guide Faith-Based Action" is now available online
This article, produced by the BBC, reports on the growing number of unaccompanied children who immigrate to the United States from Mexico and Central America each year.