How should I tell my children they’re fat?

When her 8-year-old daughter started a new school in a new town, Kim was heartbroken – but not altogether surprised – when she came home after her first day and said some older boys had called her fat. “We used to live in a small village and she went to the local infant school where […]

UN blacklists Saudi-led coalition for killing children in Yemen

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations blacklisted a Saudi Arabia-led military coalition on Thursday for killing and injuring 683 children in Yemen and attacking dozens of schools and hospitals in 2016, even as it said the coalition had taken action to improve child protection. The blacklist attached to the U.N. annual report on children […]

Rescued hostage Joshua Boyle says children are ‘improving’

Rescued Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle said his children are “improving” after spending their entire life being help captive in the mountains of Afghanistan. “The children are improving, we mentioned before that the eldest Najaeshi Jonah was doing well but that his younger brother Dhakwoen Noah was still struggling as much as ever with even just […]

‘Ten Rohingya children killed’ as refugee boat fleeing Burma capsizes

Up to 10 children were among at least 12 Rohingya Muslim refugees feared to have drowned as they fled Burma. Police believe up to 35 people were crammed into the fishing boat when it sank on the Nar River on route to Bangladesh. Some reports say 13 people had been rescued following the capsizing late […]

‘Young migrants in Ireland are treated as children, not asylum seekers’

When the first group of unaccompanied child migrants arrived in Ireland from the Calais refugee camp earlier this year, their progress through Dublin airport was impeded by well-wishers who wanted the youngsters to know they were welcome. “I vividly remember not one but two elderly Irish gentlemen, 10 minutes apart, who each insisted we tell […]

American woman, Canadian husband and children freed in Pakistan after 5-year hostage ordeal

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A married couple being held by a Taliban-linked faction — an American woman and a Canadian man who were abducted more than five years ago and had three children in captivity — have been freed, U.S. and Pakistani officials said Thursday. The Pakistani military said in a statement that the couple and […]

Brazil nursery ‘set on fire’ leaving four young children dead

Four children died and several others were injured at a daycare centre in eastern Brazil on Thursday when a guard doused the school with alcohol and set it alight, officials said. A firefighter in the city of Janauba said by telephone that the guard was among those injured and was in serious condition. The firefighter, who […]

Events for Children in NYC This Week

Photo Graciela, 11, and Angélica, 2, in Hidalgo, Mexico, in 2012, from “Dreaming Up North: Children on the Move Across the Americas,” at El Museo del Barrio. See listing below. Credit Valentina Glockner Our guide to cultural events in New York City for families with children and teenagers. ‘CARTOON NETWORK: 25 YEARS OF DRAWING ON […]

At least 12 Rohingya, mainly children, drown in latest boat disaster – police

COX‘S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – A boat carrying Rohingya Muslim refugees to Bangladesh capsized and at least 12 people, most of them children, drowned, police said on Monday, the latest victims of violence in Myanmar that has forced more than half a million people to flee. The boat sank near Shah Porir Dwip, on the […]

Children’s TV should be left to the ABC, Australian networks say

Australian drama quotas for commercial broadcasters should be relaxed to account for the competitive new media environment, the free-to-air television industry has told a government inquiry. The Australian screen content review, announced by the communications minister, Mitch Fifield, in May, is examining the adequacy of quotas for Australian content, tax incentives for local production and […]