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 from the Tokyo Weekender sheds light on the adoption situation in Japan.
According to this article from the Times of India, the Supreme Court of India has expressed deep concern regarding the adoption of Indian children by foreign nationals as a means of child trafficking and exploitation.
This piece from Friends International highlights the work of Next Generation Nepal and others to address the increased risks faced by children, especially those most vulnerable, in the aftermath of the recent earthquake in Nepal.
Next Generation Nepal has published a press release on its current efforts to combat child trafficking in the wake of the devastating earthquake that has hit Nepal.
This post from the London School of Economics Volunteer Centre urges people wishing to volunteer with children in Nepal in response to the recent earthquake to think first about their impact. The post shares several resources on orphanage volunteering, including links to Next Generation Nepal, Orphanages.no, The Better Care Network, Learning Service and UNICEF Nepal as well as a video on orphanage volunteering.
This episode of BBC Newshour highlights the issue of children living in institutions in Nepal, both before and after the earthquake.
This post from World Vision tells the story of one mother in Nepal who was approached by strangers after the recent earthquake asking to adopt her children. The story highlights the increased dangers faced by children and families, especially those most vulnerable, after a natural disaster.
In his blog post, Eric Hartman from Globalsl.org highlights the efforts of actors in Nepal to discourage post-quake volunteering with vulnerable children, and also gives some guidelines for prospective volunteers on how to choose responsibly when it comes to selecting a volunteer placement.
In this blog post, Family for Every Child highlights how the earthquake could see a rise in institutional care and calls for anyone supporting the situation in Nepal to prioritise families, not orphanages in relief efforts.
SOS Children’s Villages issued a statement, in response to the earthquake in Nepal, urging against the use of international adoption of children from Nepal as a means of responding to the disaster.