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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.

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"Haïti : 80% des enfants dans les orphelinats ne sont pas orphelins"

Interview radio de Hans Beauvoir, Officier de la protection des enfants de l'UNICEF en Haïti

Selon l'UNICEF et l'Institut du bien-être social et de recherche environ 80% des enfants qui se trouvent dans les orphelinats en Haiti ont un parent proche. Ces enfants sont le plus souvent abandonnés par leur famille parce que celles-ci manquent de moyens pour subvenir à leurs besoins, selon l'UNICEF qui attribue ce problème à l'extrême vulnérabilité de ces enfants en Haïti.

 

30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days

The Huffington Post

The Huffington Post has begun “30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days,” a series designed to give a voice to people with widely varying adoption experiences, including birth parents, adoptees, adoptive parents, foster parents, waiting, adoptive parents, and other touched by adoption.

30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days

The Huffington Post

The Huffington Post has begun “30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days,” a series designed to give a voice to people with widely varying adoption experiences, including birthparents, adoptees, adoptive parents, foster parents, waiting, adoptive parents, and other touched by adoption. Topics of the articles include, but are not limited to, birth family, adoption process, open adoption, close adoption, foster care, and teen pregnancy.

Cambodia's Orphanage Business

Al Jazeera

Throughout Cambodia well-intentioned volunteers have helped to create a surge in the number of residential care homes as impoverished parents are tempted into giving up their children in response to promises of a Western-style upbringing and education. Despite a period of prosperity in the country, the number of children in orphanages has more than doubled in the past decade, and over 70 per cent of the estimated 10,000 'orphans' have at least one living parent.

Ukraine orphans: A life trapped in care

BBC News

When orphans in Ukraine reach adulthood, some are deemed "incapacitated" - a label that consigns them to a life in institutions. But many of these young people may have nothing wrong with them at all. It is an official classification in Ukraine that critics say strips the bearer of basic human rights.

Cambodia’s Orphanage Business

Juliana Ruhfus - Al Jazeera

This People & Power documentary from Al Jazeera investigates the orphanage tourism industry in Cambodia. 

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International Guide on Child Care Commissioned to Implement UN framework

Steering Group for the Implementation and Monitoring Handbook

The Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS), at the University of Strathclyde, has been awarded the commission for an international implementation and monitoring handbook on the Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children, which were approved by the UN General Assembly in 2009.The purpose of the handbook is to provide specific guidance on the how the guidelines can be practically implemented - a gap that currently exists among service providers and child protection specialists.

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