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Helen Nianias - The Guardian,

"A boom in the orphanage industry is fuelling concern that many institutions are run for economic benefit, with scant regulation, and are damaging children," says this article from the Guardian.

Naomi Larsson - The Guardian,

This article from the Guardian shines a light on the poor conditions found in many children's home for children with disabilities in Kenya.


This video presents the work of the FARE family strengthening program in Uganda to prevent separation of families and reintegrate children who are separated from their families, including the story of one young person and his family who were impacted by the program.

Better Care Network and ReThink Orphanages,

This film tells the untold stories of orphanages, a system that's harming the very children we believe it protects, and how you can choose to be part of the solution.

Harriet Grant - The Guardian,

In this article from the Guardian, the author speaks with Michelle Oliel of Stahili Foundation and other advocates in Kenya working to combat the exploitation of children, particularly through the use of orphanages as “tourist attractions.”


UNICEF is seeking a Chief of Child Protection in South Sudan. 

Thomson Reuters Foundation,

In this video, Kate van Doore, International Child Rights Lawyer of Griffith University Law School, discusses her experience with opening up an orphanage in Nepal, and another in Uganda, and then discovering that the children in these homes had living parents and families and that the orphanages had been made into money-making enterprises. 

MEASURE Evaluation,

The alternative care for children newsletter provides updates following assessment workshops on care reform that were conducted in Armenia, Ghana, Moldova, and Uganda.

Uganda Child Protection Sub Working Group,

This brief reviews alternative care arrangements for unaccompanied and separated children in Uganda, including challenges faced and lessons learned.