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.
Thousands of refugees have been left stranded in camps in Greece and Italy, awaiting entry into Europe, according to this article from ITV News. Some of these refugees include unaccompanied minors and families who have been separated in the move from their countries of origin and are hoping for reunification.
This opinion piece by Jana Hainsworth, secretary general of Eurochild and director of the Opening Doors for Europe’s Children campaign, calls on Romania to "use its presidency of the EU Council to champion the move from old-style care institutions to community-based child care and show other EU member states it can be done."
This article, with accompanying cartoons, explains the lack of support given to new parents (particularly mothers) in caring for their children in the United States, and, to a lesser degree, in France.
"The mothers of Haiti’s 'peacekeeper babies' have filed the first legal action against both the UN and individual peacekeeping soldiers in paternity and child support claims," according to this article from the Guardian.
In this statement from UNICEF Australia, Amy Lamoin, Director of Policy and Advocacy, calls on Australia to take the recommendations issued by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and turn them into "non-politicised, results-oriented policy change and policy platforms for the protection of children in Australia."
Several immigrant advocacy groups have filed a complaint against the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), "accusing the agency of separating an increasing number of families at the border and urging immigration officials to stop the practice," according to this article from BuzzFeed News.