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Cambodian child labour laws flouted with fake ID

Like most teenagers, Jorani, who says she is 14,has plenty of stamina. She has just spent the day making hundreds of shoes at the New Star Shoes Co factory in Sihanoukville, Cambodia.

“I punch holes in about 300 shoes every day, and work eight hours a day, six days a week,” she says, in a barely …

Child Labor

‘Exploitation’: Clothing labels accused of Cambodia worker discrimination, child labor

Published time: March 12, 2015 13:50

Reuters / Samrang Pring

Human Rights Watch has lashed out at European retail giants over "discriminatory labor …

Man used fake ‘I CARE’ nonprofit to swindle parents of abucted children: authorities

A cold-hearted Brooklyn man allegedly used his bogus nonprofit, called “I CARE Foundation,” to trick parents into believing he could rescue their …

Kids

Boston children leading the way in new program to fight hunger

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Every step these kids take puts them one step closer to literally saving a life.

"It makes me feel proud," Ashley Tores said. "So I …

Kids

Viola Davis On Surviving a Hungry, Impoverished Childhood: 'It's My Way of Healing'

One in five children in America lives in a household without enough food. Viola Davis was once one of them.

The movie and TV superstar has an …

Viola Davis

Syria's lost generation: report counts cost of collapse in education system

Karim has not been to school in over two years. Instead he chops wood to help his family survive.

“I can’t go to school as my family needs to eat so I work with my father and my brother instead,” the 11-year-old, who lives in a camp in northern Syria near the Turkish border, told human rights …

Middle East

Will Nigeria's New President Finally #BringBackOurGirls?

In a landmark election today, former military leader Muhammadu Buhari ousted incumbent Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan from the power seat. Voters rejoiced in the streets, and even the defeated Jonathan extended a call of congratulations to the first-ever candidate to beat the sitting …

World Leaders

How the heart-wrenching photo of Syria’s surrendering child came to be

She was clearly a child of war. Against a backdrop of broken cement bricks and the dirt ground, the 4-year-old clenched her tiny hands above her …

Middle East

How a WhatsApp message told British families their children had entered Syria

The Abdulqadir family received the grim news through a WhatsApp message from one sister to another, with a grinning selfie attached. “Don’t worry about us, we’ve reached Turkey and are on our way to volunteer helping wounded Syrian people,” medical student Lena Maumoon Abdulqadir wrote. She looked …

Kids

Lebanon schools struggle to integrate Syrian children - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Author: Tara Kangarlou Posted March 20, 2015

AKKAR, Lebanon — With children making up nearly half of its casualties — almost 40% of them under the age …

Education

Homeless teens trapped by human traffickers in New Orleans: Laura Murphy

News reports often suggest that human trafficking is rampant in our area. We are told that New Orleans is in the top 20 cities for human trafficking …

New Orleans

Victims of human trafficking rescued after 150 police swoop on nail bars across UK

Around 150 officers from three forces across were involved in the raids carried out across 17 shops and residential addresses in London and Berkshire.

Study: Sex trafficking up during March Madness

An analysis of more than 20,000 local backpage.com ads for adult “escort” services revealed that likely instances of human trafficking peaked during …

Sex Trafficking

Former Temple star Matt Brown charged with human trafficking

Former Temple standout Matt Brown was arrested Tuesday and charged with human trafficking, according to multiple reports.

Per the Baltimore Sun, Baltimore area detectives responded to an advertisement using language they believed to be used by prostitutes and arranged a meeting at a Baltimore County …

Matt Brown

"This Year We Will Have Hunger:" Fears of Food Shortages in Southern Africa After Floods

Celestino, 49, was at work when he learned the Licungo River burst its banks. He ran home to find the milky-brown current had devoured nearly everything he owned. "Our chickens, everything, were washed away," he says.

The family of nine slept on the floor of a local health center in Moneia, a remote …

Food

Nobel Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi on battling child labour

Kailash Satyarthi the Indian Nobel laureate who has spent a lifetime battling child labour, arrives for our early afternoon meeting. “You reached …

India

Syria 'chlorine' gas attacks: Three children among those killed after bombs are allegedly dropped on Sarmin by Assad regime

Disturbing videos purportedly show children unconscious after being hit by gas attack

Syrian government forces allegedly carried out a suspected gas …

Chlorine

Syria's Road to Peace Must End Hunger Too

As Syria's tragic civil war enters its fifth year, we can't forget the silent enemy that civilians face daily: hunger. We, the international community, must do everything possible to feed Syria's war victims.

While rebels have battled the Assad regime, and while the terrorist group ISIS has …

Middle East

20,000 North Koreans working in slave-like conditions abroad, says UN

The UN human rights investigator for North Korea has said he would investigate allegations of an estimated 20,000 North Koreans working in slave-like conditions abroad, mainly in China, Russia and the Middle East.

Marzuki Darusman, UN special rapporteur on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, …

North Korea

Islamic State: 'Kidnapped' Dutch children taken to Syria

A Chechen woman living in the Netherlands has taken her two young children against their father's will to join Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria, Dutch prosecutors say.

The mother, a boy aged eight and a seven-year-old girl are believed to have travelled using false passports.

The divorced …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Recovered: Racine County Sheriff’s Office, Human Trafficking Task Force rescue girls ages 13, 16

TOWN OF YORKVILLE (WITI) — Two young girls, ages 13 and 16 have been recovered by members of the Racine County Sheriff’s Office’s Internet Crimes …

Human Trafficking

Guinea-Bissau smashes child trafficking ring: police

Bissau (AFP) - Guinea-Bissau said on Sunday it had dismantled a criminal operation trafficking 54 children to Senegal, where it is believed they …

Policing

Harry Reid: Human Trafficking Bill Doomed Unless GOP Removes Anti-Abortion Language

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told Republicans Wednesday morning that unless they remove an anti-abortion provision from a bill on human trafficking, the popular legislation is doomed.

"Today, the Senate is doing a good deed. We have a chance to address human trafficking," …

Democrats

Feeding Hawaii At 12, Feeding America At 17: One Badass Teen Takes On Hunger

This teen started a nonprofit when she was 12. Read her incredible story.

Hunger

Hunger may be resolving in Latin America, but this other health issue is replacing it

Fast, processed food is more affordable for low-income individuals than fresh produce and meat. (Shutterstock)

Hunger, or the number of people in a …

Food (UK)

Syria crisis: 'Our children are dying and have no graves'

A report by more than twenty leading humanitarian and human rights organisations has accused the UN Security Council of failing civilians caught up in the conflict in Syria.

The report, produced to mark the fourth anniversary of the war, condemns the world's most powerful countries for not having …

Middle East

Syrian Refugee Children Offered a Glimpse of Childhood — Through Camera Lens

As the civil war in Syria hit a dismal milestone Sunday and entered its fifth year, the aid group UNICEF announced that more than 3.9 million refugees have crossed the tumultuous country's border to find safety far away from the place they once called home.

More than half of those who have fled …

Childhood

Refugee Women and Children Suffer as Syrian Civil War Enters Fifth Year

“What happened in Syria is a disaster,” Majd Chourbaji says.

A Syrian activist from the city of Darayya, Chourbaji was jailed in December 2012 for …

Turkey

14 Million Children Suffering as Result of War in Syria and Iraq, Unicef Says

GENEVA — Around 14 million children are suffering hardship and trauma from the war in Syria and Iraq, the United Nations children’s agency said on Thursday, highlighting the needs of children struggling to cope with severe violence, and the danger to the rest of the world of failing to help a …

International Relations

Police failed us, say families of girls feared to have gone to Syria

The families of three London schoolgirls feared to have travelled to Syria say the police failed to give them crucial information that could have stopped their daughters from joining Islamic State (Isis). They accuse officers of covering up their errors since the girls went missing.

Schoolfriends …

Policing