This article tells the story of Amar Kanim, now an adult, who became known in the 1990s as "the little boy who had lost everything in a napalm attack" in Iraq, and his journey to find the family he thought he'd lost.
"In eastern Indonesia there are areas where almost all young mothers have gone to work abroad. Indonesians refer to these communities as the 'motherless villages,'" according to this article from the BBC.
Arja Häggman-Laitila, Pirkko Salokekkilä, Mirja Satka, Katri Toivonen, Pekka Kekolahti, Olli-Pekka Ryynänen - Children and Youth Services Review11 May 2019
The aim of this study is to discover how the different factors documented at the time of the custody decision or the placement in out-of-home care are associated with the coping abilities of young adults once aftercare services come to an end.
Zhongliang Huang & Wenguo Weng - Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications11 May 2019
This paper used the latest judgment documents from the court as a new data source, and identified the key nodes and trafficking paths by using a series of network indicators to enhance the public’s understanding of the crime mechanism of child trafficking.
This article from the New York Times tells the story of one 7 year-old boy from Honduras, José, who travelled to the US alone, being transported by smugglers from Mexico, to reunify with his mother in the US state of Texas, only to be placed in foster care in New York for 8 months.
Sam Turner - The Howard League for Penal Reform10 May 2019
This guest blog post for the Howard League, written by Sam Turner of the charity Become, explores what care-experienced young people in the UK have told the charity about their interactions with the police.
Wendy Muperi - The Christian Science Monitor10 May 2019
This article from the Christian Science Monitor describes the Zimbabwean government's efforts to promote domestic adoption amidst "the twin crises of HIV/AIDS and a massive economic decline," which have left many children without adequate parental care, and some of the obstacles to building up domestic adoption in the country, including cultural taboos.
The Associate Technical Director, Child Protection will lead the Family Care First (FCF) technical team and support and advise the Chief Party across all technical child protection and welfare issues on FCF.