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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‘They looked at us like an easy target’

Debbie Cenziper, Emily Corio, Kelly Hooper and Douglas Soule - The Washington Post

This article from the Washington Post tells the story of family separation due to the opioid epidemic in the U.S. state of West Virginia.

Working together with children to end violence by 2030 - SRSG Maalla M’jid presents first report to UN General Assembly

United Nations

The Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) on Violence Against Children, Dr. Maalla M’jid, presented her first annual report “to define concrete and joint actions at the global, regional, and national levels to keep our promise to children to end violence by 2030," according to this press release from the United Nations.

Lawsuit seeks damages and health services for migrant families separated by U.S.

Camilo Montoya-Galvez - CBS News

"A new lawsuit against current and former top Trump administration officials who oversaw and implemented policies that led to the separation of migrant families near the U.S.-Mexico border is seeking potentially millions of dollars in damages on behalf of thousands of parents and children," according to this article from CBS News.

The children in prison for stealing vanilla

Pumza Fihlani - BBC News

In this video for BBC News, Southern Africa reporter Pumza Fihlani went to visit Antalaha Prison in Sava, one of Madagascar's biggest vanilla-producing regions, to expose the "worrying" conditions of the prison where children accused of stealing vanilla beans are being held (some for up to nearly three years without trial).

Canada reveals names of 2,800 victims of residential schools

Robin Levinson-King - BBC News

Canada's National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, in partnership with Aboriginal People's Television Network, held a ceremony on 30 September 2019 unveiling the names of the 2,800 Indigenous children who died in Canadian residential schools to honor "the children who never came home," according to this article from BBC News.