EveryChild supports changes in care for children living on the streets in Tanzania.
EveryChild and the partner organisations we work with know that the very best place for a child to grow up is in a safe and loving family. Whenever we support vulnerable children, we are aiming to get them back into the family environment they belong in. However, we are realistic about the problems many families face in staying together, which is why we support whole communities.
This paper draws on EveryChild's programmes in 17 countries, and on an extensive literature review and consultations with over 400 children.1 It argues that in addition to urgent reform of child care systems, it is also essential that those working in fields such as social protection, juvenile justice, health and education recognise the importance of children without parental care. In short, children without parental care must be mainstreamed, rather than missing from the international development agenda.
One and a half million people have been affected by severe flooding caused by heavy rains at the beginning of October in North Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. The state governments have reported that more than 200 people have lost their lives so far. Hundreds of thousands of people have deserted their villages to seek shelter in relief camps set up by the Indian Government and NGOs.
EveryChild staff have visited the flooded region and confirmed that all of our sponsored children are currently safe. However, many risks remain for the population affected by the floods.
For many families in Malawi today this is a reality. Field workers for EveryChild, a leading children's international development charity, are seeing first hand the devastating effects of the southern Africa food crisis which will leave over 14 million people in 7 countries across the region without food by the end of the year.
EveryChild has launched a report on the nutritional condition of the people of the Mzimba district of Northern Malawi. The findings of the report add EveryChild's voice to the growing concern that the whole southern Africa region is facing a humanitarian disaster that could see millions of people die of starvation.
Dorothy M. Chilima (PhD)
Alexander A. Kalimbira (MSc)
The international children's development charity 'EveryChild' has been given 15 metric tones of fortified maize meal by the European Community for the most vulnerable families in their project area of Northern Malawi.
As you will be aware several states in southern Africa are currently facing a potentially disastrous famine due to the failure of recent crops, the worst in the region since 1949.