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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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Covid-19: Makindye division volunteers receive bicycles, smart phones

Amos Ngwomoya - Daily Monitor

Child's i Foundation in Uganda has donated bicycles, smartphones, face masks and bottles of sanitizer to volunteers in Makindye division, Kampala to support them in their work to "sensitize residents about the spread of COVID-19" and so that the volunteers can "reach places that are inaccessible" and give timely reports on the needs of the community, particularly vulnerable children and families, according to this article from the Daily Monitor.

What Happens When You Age Out of Foster Care During a Pandemic?

Jessica Suriano - The Nation

This article describes some of the challenges facing young people as they age out of foster care during the COVID-19 pandemic and notes that several U.S. states have "announced plans to extend the aging-out guideline past the age of 21 for young adults in care during the pandemic."

Invest in children’s services to prevent post-coronavirus crisis, charities warn

ITV News

A joint report by charities Barnardo’s, the Children’s Society, Action for Children, the NSPCC and the National Children’s Bureau,  warns that the COVID-19 pandemic will exacerbate existing problems in underfunded local authorities and calls on the UK Government to invest money in children’s services to stop families reaching crisis point after coronavirus, says this article from ITV News.

Kinship carers 'abandoned' by authorities during lock-down

Marie Louise McConville - The Irish News

The Derry-based charity, Kinship Care, "said many of its kinship carers - where a grandparent, other relative or close friend is given guardianship of a child under sometimes quite traumatic circumstances - had been left without food and other essential aid as a result of the pandemic," according to this article from the Irish News.

Protect children from the fallout of Covid-19| Opinion

Lalita Panicker - Hindustan Times

In this opinion piece for the Hindustan Times, Lalita Panicker calls for the inclusion of children’s rights and security as a fundamental pillar in India's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to reopen the economy, noting that "there are several things the government can do, including strengthening systems to find family members of children orphaned or stranded as a result of the virus."

Family separation is back for migrants at the U.S./Mexican border, say advocates

Julia Ainsley - NBC News

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement recently "began distributing a form in all three of its family detention centers that would allow parents to apply for their minor children to be released" to be placed with family members, sponsors the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services, according to this article from NBC News.