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.
This opinion piece by Vageshwari Deswal in the Times of India makes the case for promoting and strengthening foster care in India.
This article from the Chronicle of Social Change outlines a new plan in the state of California, USA which will grant free mobile phones to youth in foster care.
"Save the Children, UNICEF and partners have successfully reunited 6,000 children with their families after years of separation due to conflict," according to this press release from UNICEF, "a milestone for the Family Tracing and Reunification (FTR) programme in South Sudan since the first reunification of 420 children in 2014."
This article from Spiegel Online explains how orphanages in Cambodia often exploit children, recruiting them as "tourist attractions" for visitors.
"Amid concerns that orphanage operators are getting up to unwholesome practices with their charges, the authorities have removed 19 inmates of a child-care facility in [ Abuja]," according to this article from the Nation.
This article, and accompanying video, tells the story of Jose Alvizures and his son who were separated upon arriving to the United States from Guatemala and were kept apart for 324 days.
Excavators have reportedly found the remains of 27 people on the site of "one of the largest institutions for young offenders in the US" which closed in 2011 but was previously known for the "alleged abuse and murder of children over its 111-year history."
A recent media engagement on the effect of growing up in institutionalized care in Kampala, organized by Child’s i Foundation, revealed how children in orphanages are often mistreated, some even denied food, according to this article from New Vision.
The "massive migration" of people from Venezuela "is creating a new crisis, affecting the many children who are being left behind," according to this video from AlJazeera News.
According to this article from the Irish Times, "the standard of support being provided to hundreds of children in foster care who have moderate to severe disabilities continues to be a cause of concern, the Ombudsman for Children has said."