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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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The hidden story of African-Irish children

Deirdre Finnerty - BBC News

"In the middle of the last century, thousands of students from African countries were studying at Irish universities. Some had children outside marriage, who were then placed in one of Ireland's notorious mother and baby homes. Today these children, now adults, are searching for their families," according to this article from BBC News.

Violence against children on the rise

The Times of India

According to this article from the Times of India, the NGO Childline has reported that the number of cases of violence against children in the district of Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, India have gone up, which advocates attribute to the lockdown measures put in place to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus.