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.
"Greece plans to relocate about 1,600 vulnerable children to other European countries that volunteer to host them, amid the coronavirus outbreak," says this article from BBC News.
"As Australians grapple with the sudden and challenging changes that COVID-19 has brought to their daily lives, the impact of the virus is being felt in extreme ways by vulnerable children and families," says Melissa Kaltner in this piece for the Conversation.
"Twenty-seven migrant children in government custody had tested positive for coronavirus as of Monday, according to the latest update from the Office of Refugee Resettlement, the federal agency charged with their care," says this article from CNN.
In this article for Truthout, Michelle Chan describes her own experience of having her son removed from her care and placed in foster care and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on families like hers.
"Many orphanages across the district have completely cordoned off their premises, disallowing outsiders from stepping in so as to prevent any potential spreading of COVID-19," says this article from the Hindu, reporting from Madurai, India.
"The sudden imposition of a 21-day lockdown in India to stop the spread of the coronavirus has thrown the lives of millions of children into chaos," says this article from BBC News.
"For far too many children both in the Republic of Moldova and in other Member States, strict confinement in times of the COVID-19 risks increasing their vulnerability to violence, including sexual abuse and exploitation," says this news piece from the Council of Europe.
Child abuse hotlines have seen an increase in calls asking for protection from abuse and violence in light of the lockdown put in place to limit the spread of the coronavirus, according to this article from India Times.
On 7 April 2020, Religions for Peace (RfP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) joined forces to launch a global Multi-Religious Faith-in-Action COVID-19 Initiative to raise awareness of the impacts of this pandemic on the world’s youngest citizens.
COVID-19 confinement: States must step up protection of children against sexual exploitation and abuse says Lanzarote committee
"For far too many girls and boys, strict confinement in times of the COVID-19 risks increasing their vulnerability to violence, including sexual abuse and exploitation," says this press release from the Council of Europe.