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.
A bipartisan group led by two former governors is urging President Biden to help an estimated 167,000 children who have lost parents or caregivers.
Across the country, an unregulated system is severing parents from children, who often end up abandoned by the agencies that are supposed to protect them.
Six Inuit who were snatched from their families in Greenland and taken to Denmark 70 years ago are demanding compensation from Copenhagen for a lost childhood.
“They would always say they were coming back, but they never came back.” These are the words of Sinet Chan in her letter to the Australian government. As a child, Chan spent years in a Cambodian orphanage after losing both of her parents to HIV. Describing her experiences during her formative years there, Chan recounted being forced to entertain the constant stream of visitors from abroad by singing songs and playing games with them in order to encourage donations to the orphanage. “The volunteers were nice people, trying to help us,” Chan wrote, “But now I realise it was a form of exploitation, using us to generate funding.”
Through November 18, as many as 1,541 Haitians have been intercepted by U.S. coast guards and returned to Haiti from the Dominican Republic, including 153 pregnant women, nine nursing mothers and 128 children, said the Support Group for Refugees and Returnees (GARR) rep.
Nearly 200 young children have died of starvation in hospitals across Ethiopia’s Tigray region as malnutrition soars one year after a brutal conflict broke out, according to data collected by local doctors and researchers.
Saturday 20 November marks World Children’s Day, the anniversary of the UN general assembly’s adoption of the convention of the rights of the child (UNCRC). But despite the UK ratifying the UNCRC in 1991, many children in care are being treated in a way that violates this convention.
Right now hundreds of kids in foster care across Texas who don't have a safe placement are sleeping in offices, hotels, churches and other donated spaces. Social workers, case managers and other employees from the DFPS are being asked to take on child watch shifts to care for them.
Azerbaijan still has problems in the field of protecting rights of children, the Head of the State Committee for Family, Women, and Children Issues Bahar Muradova said at the V All-Republican Forum of Azerbaijani Children held in Baku, Trend reports on Nov.18.
Niger hosted the third African Girls' Summit, as there is an upsurge of the violation of the right of the girl child and it couldnt have come at a better timing for the fight against Child mariage.
The girls, who came from the four corners of the continent, made a strong appeal to African leaders and the international community to guarantee their rights by educating them and banning early marriages.