Ethiopia

'They believe I was cursed with blindness because God was angry'

Girls with disabilities in Ethiopia have been sexually assaulted and are feared for being under the spell of witchcraft.

'They believe I was cursed with blindness because God was angry'

Middle East

Yemen losing generation of youth to war

The number of children returning to school in Yemen has dropped to a new low as nationwide devastation continues.

US-Mexico border

US: Arrests of immigrant families crossing US-Mexico border soar

Nearly 13,000 families were apprehended while crossing the border in August, up from about 9,000 in July.

US: Arrests of immigrant families crossing US-Mexico border soar

Latin America

When will the chronic malnutrition of Guatemala’s children end?

Almost half of all children in Guatemala under the age of five are chronically malnourished.

War & Conflict

‘Surrender or starve’ war tactic a global epidemic

Charity says starvation increasingly used as ‘weapon of war’.

Inside Story

Has starvation become a weapon of war?

The highest number of fatalities is expected in the Democratic Republic of the Congo where 300,000 kids are at risk.

Child rights

Hunger as a weapon 'on the rise' in warzones

One child a minute could die of malnutrition without treatment in world's 10 worst conflict areas, Save the Children reports.

US & Canada

US proposes jailing immigrant children longer

More than 2,900 children were recently separated from their parents prompting international outrage.

Trump administration seeks to sidestep limits on child detention

Asia

Nine-year-old 'gang-raped, eyes gouged out' in Kashmir

At least five people arrested, including the stepmother, for brutal gang rape and murder of nine-year-old child.

Kashmir: Nine-year-old 'gang-raped, eyes gouged out'

Middle East

Child labour in Iran: can laws help them?

A new bill being discussed in parliament would overhaul Iran’s child protection laws to better protect kids from abuse.

Ireland

The pope will meet child abuse survivors in Dublin. Is it enough?

Pope Francis to land in Ireland on Saturday, but the sexual abuse of children by Catholic figures overshadows his trip.

The pope will meet child abuse survivors in Dublin. Is it enough?

US & Canada

Trump administration struggling to find deported parents

US president's government fails to comply with court order to reunite families after hundreds of children were detained for crossing border.

Child rights

Catholic Church covered up child abuse by 300 US priests: report

Pennsylvania grand jury details decades of abuse of more than 1,000 children by hundreds of accused priests in the state

101 East

Myanmar's Cycle of Debt

A look at the slums of Yangon and how families are crippled by high-interest loans as others profit from their despair.

Immigration

US judge: Progress to reunite migrant families 'unacceptable'

Federal justice says US government is responsible to locate parents deported without their children.

US judge: Progress to reunite migrant families 'unacceptable'