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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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Orphanages Will Not Stop Orphanage Tourism: Who Will Put Research into Action?

Sarah Chhin - Georgetown University Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs Forum

In this blog post from the Georgetown University Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Sarah Chhin - technical advisor to M’lup Russey, an NGO in Cambodia that assists orphans and vulnerable children - describes an incident in which foreign volunteers tried to block efforts to close an orphanage in Cambodia and reintegrate those children into families, describing the impacts of orphanage voluntourism and calling on volunteers, agencies, and charities to support communities and families rather than institutionalization. 

Experiencing the Alternative: Come and Learn about Family-based Care in Cambodia

Stacie Ellinger - Georgetown University Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs Forum

In this blog post from the Georgetown University Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Stacie Ellinger of Children in Families (a Cambodian NGO) writes about a new program that CIF has launched called Rok Kern, which "offers an alternative program to community groups that would ordinarily visit orphanages in Cambodia."

We need a more sustainable solution to the global orphan crisis

Kristi Gleason - The Christian Post

In this opinion piece for the Christian Post, Kristi Gleason, vice president of global programs at Bethany Christian Services, explains why the US Christian community and others should be working to end the institutional care of children and promote family reunification and family-based care for children.

64 child care homes operating without meeting standard

The Himalayan Times

"As many as 880 children, including 249 girls, were rescued from 64 child care homes operating in various districts, without meeting minimum standards prescribed by the existing law," according to this article from the Himalayan Times.