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End of China’s one-child policy is slowly giving ‘ghost children’ identities

For two years since her second child was born, Eva Kuang debated how to make her son legal.<p>Because he was born in contravention of China's one-child policy, local authorities demanded that she pay a $60,000 fine before they would assign him a <i>hukou</i> household registration. Without that, he would have …

Child labour — Where do we draw the line?

TATENDA Tasara (26) pounds a rock with a heavy hammer, while his legs act as a work bench.<p><b>BY SILENCE CHARUMBIRA</b><p>His only protection is a glove in his …

Child Labor

Gaza child labor doubled in the last 5 years, Palestinians say

Child labor has doubled in the Gaza Strip in the last five years, the Palestinian government said.<p>Some 9,700 children aged 10 to 17 are currently …

Mumbai schoolboy's child labor project gets a national platform

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It began as a school project, became a citywide campaign, and is now a national social media campaign aimed at getting communities to address child labor in India.<p>Kunaal Bhargava, 17, a student at the American School in Mumbai, picked child labor for a …

Jakarta's 'three-in-one' traffic rule to be abandoned because of child labour, sedation concerns

Indonesia's biggest city is set to abandon a 20-year traffic rule designed to ease congestion because it is causing a child labour problem.<p>Under the …

First National Child Council - Palestine elected in Ramallah

Children’s rights groups from across the occupied West Bank cast their votes to elect the council. A team representing the Hebron-based Palestinian …

An Unfairy Tale – powerful animation reveals a story no child should know

“<i>The water filled the boat up till my knees. I was sitting on a man’s lap, and afraid for my mother, knowing the back pain she suffers from. I was</i> …

What is the “Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act” and why do pro-abortionists so fear it? - NRL News Today

<i>Editor’s note. Mississippi is poised to become the fourth state to pass the “Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act.” The following</i> …

Encryption is a form of child protection

Image by Yuri Samoliov (Creative Commons license) <b>by Larry Magid</b>The war on encryption is center stage, thanks to the battle between the FBI and Apple …

Singapore Budget 2016: Parents to get $3,000 in Child Development Account of babies born from March 24

SINGAPORE - Parents of babies born from Thursday (March 24) onwards will get $3,000 upfront into their child's Child Development Account (CDA) under …

Rental Housing

Education and the Brain: What Happens When Children Learn?

Have you lost your house keys recently? If so, you probably applied a spot of logical thinking. You looked first in the most obvious places – bags …

Photos Show The Grim Reality Of A Childhood Under Siege In Syria

In Syria's besieged areas, 250,000 children are waiting for their turn to die.<p>More than five years into the war in Syria 250,000 children live amid shelling, airstrikes and barrel bombs. International charity organization Save The Children reveals what it means for children to live amid war in …

8 Good Deeds You Can Take Part in this Holy Week (and Beyond)

8 Good Deeds<br>You Can Take Part in<br>this Holy Week <br>(and Beyond) <br>By Stu Balmaceda<p>Holy Week can mean a whole lot of things to different Filipino Catholics. …

Holy Week

Aid Agencies Scale Back Operations In Greece In Protest At Refugee "Detention Centres"

Major NGOs have said migrants and refugees arriving on the Greek islands from Turkey are now being held against their will under an EU deal with Ankara.<p>Major aid organisations are scaling back assistance for refugees and migrants in Greece in protest at an EU deal to send new arrivals back to …

Save the Children Action Network

MNCS Photo Journey<p>Every minute, 11 children under age 5 die from preventable causes. It doesn’t have to be this way.<p>With U.S. leadership, in the last …

UN: Saudi war kills, injures 6 kids a day

<b>UNICEF says an average of six Yemeni children have been killed or wounded every day since the start of the Saudi military campaign against its</b> …

Middle East

UNICEF Storybook Wedding

UNICEF has partnered with Bridal Musings, a wedding blog, to raise awareness of the impact of child weddings on young girls who are forced into …

87 million children under 7 spent entire lives in conflict – UNICEF

An alarming 87 million children around the world have reached the age of 7 without a day of peace in their lives. Life in conflict zones has serious …

Unicef Malawi Tests First Drone Flights For HIV Early Infant Diagnosis

Two years ago, a very interesting Kenyan drone project had to be mothballed after security and border concerns regarding terrorism in neighbouring Somalia. It was a great pity that it had to be abandoned because it promised to define Africa’s future as the Drone Continent.<p>The Flying Donkey …

Syrian Kids Tell ‘Unfairy Tales’ Based On Their Lives — With No Happily Ever After

It drives home just how vulnerable the youngest victims are.<p>With the upbeat music, bubble typeface and exaggerated facial features, the opening scenes of these animated shorts could very well be the start of a Disney classic. But moments in, it’s clear that these dark stories out of Syria won’t …

New hope in drought-stricken Ethiopia - UNICEF Connect

Ruined crops. Dead livestock. More than 10.2 million people in need of urgent relief assistance. Six million children stalked by thirst, hunger and …

Africa

Yemen's children 'locked in a vicious cycle of violence, loss and uncertainty,' UN warns

The report, Children on the Brink, highlights the heavy toll that the violence in Yemen is having on children and the deterioration in an already …

Middle East

Yemen war leaves 320,000 children starving: UNICEF

Hundreds of thousands of children in Yemen face life-threatening malnutrition, millions lack access to health care or clean water, and some have been …