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Institutionalised Children: Explorations and Beyond (ICEB): An International Journal on Alternative Care,

ICEB is receiving manuscripts that address alternative care in South Asia for the March and September 2021 issues.

UNICEF,

UNICEF India is seeking a consultant to support implementation of the UNICEF programme for alternative care.

Rachel Flint - BBC News,

This article from BBC News shares the story of one family from Pakistan who came to the UK to seek medical treatment for one of their children, leaving their eldest son behind with his grandmother in Pakistan. The grandmother later became ill and placed the boy in an orphanage where he is now "stuck" due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Times of India,

The state of Kerala in India has issued guidelines for children's care homes in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, including calling on child welfare committees (CWCs) to take measures to send children home to their families, according to this article from the Times of India.

Kate van Doore - ABC News,

In this opinion piece for ABC News, Kate van Doore describes her experience of establishing an orphanage in Nepal in 2006, to later learn that the children in the home's care had living relatives and that many had been recruited to the orphanage.

Foreign Correspondent - ABC,

This episode of Foreign Correspondent from ABC News in Australia exposes the "ugly truth" that donations and volunteer efforts of Westerners, including Australians, often drive an exploitative orphanage industry in developing countries (in this case, Nepal).

Sally Sara - Foreign Correspondent, ABC News,

This article accompanies an episode of Foreign Correspondent from ABC News Australia entitled 'Paper Orphans.' It tells the story of Devi, a 10-year-old girl in Nepal "forced to pose as an orphan" who is being reunited with her family.

Kanhaiya Sapkota - The Geographical Journal of Nepal,

This paper attempts to determine socio-economic structure of female labor migrants from Tanahun District of Gandaki Province, Nepal. Similarly, it also attempts to analyze the causes of female migration, process and dynamics of foreign labor migration and its impact on the left behind family specially children and elder citizens at home.

Alvi Md Ishmam, Md Raihan Mia, Sharmin Akhter Purabi, Rayhan Rashed, Sriram Chellappan, A.B.M Alim Al Islam,

In this study conducted over a couple of years, the authors design and develop a digital hub deployed to serve children living on the streets in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.

Pabasari Ginige, Anuradha Baminiwatta, Hasara Jayawardana - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The purpose of this study was to investigate the emotional and behavioral problems of children living in child care institutions (CCIs) in Kandy District, Sri Lanka, and to explore associated factors.