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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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UN Study on Violence Against Children

United Nations Secretary General

The UN Study on Violence Against Children has been launched! The Violence Study explicitly identifies children living in institutional care as being at high risk for violence. Chapter three of the report contains a sub-section on children in care and justice systems.

Liberian orphanages steal, exploit children

Katharine Houreld - Red Orbit

"Many rogue orphanages are 'recruiting' Liberian children from their families and keeping them in appalling conditions in order to increase the aid they receive," according to this article from Red Orbit.

UN experts call for urgent action to mitigate heightened risks of violence against children

United Nations Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights

"UN human rights experts have appealed to States to boost child protection measures to help safeguard the welfare of millions of children worldwide who may be more exposed to violence, sale, trafficking, sexual abuse and exploitation during the COVID-19 pandemic," says this press release from the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights.