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.
Officials from the Central Bureau of Investigation in India have reached Palakkad and started collecting evidence on the alleged trafficking of children to orphanages in Kerala from West Bengal, Bihar, and Jharkhand, according to the article.
In Malaysia, unwanted babies now have a place to be left. It is called the baby hatch, where parents can leave their children anonymously while they wait for adoption. This video reports on these baby hatches.
This article, and accompanying video, highlight the results of a recent Disability Rights International and ABC News joint investigation on the “deplorable” living conditions for children and youth, many of whom have disabilities, living in state-run residential facilities in Mexico City, Mexico.
Aditya Ghosh - Thomas Reuters Foundation - Yahoo News30 Jul 2015
This article from the Thomas Reuters Foundation explores the developing phenomenon of “new-age orphans” in certain regions of India, whose parents are migrating in search of work due to changing climate conditions, leaving children behind with elderly grandparents or in school hostels.
U.S. Senate Finance Committee Press Release28 Jul 2015
The United States Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) will convene a hearing on Tuesday, August 4, to explore alternatives to help families and children reduce reliance on foster care group homes.
On 27 July 2015, the U.S. Representatives Luis V. Gutiérrez (D- Ill.), Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.), and Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) issued a statement in response to a U.S. District Judge ruling that the detention of immigrant women and children violated the terms of the Flores Settlement.