We speak with children of Azaz refugee camp, in northwestern Syria, who tell stories of fighting, separation, and deaths in family.
Japan on Friday has announced the emergency measures nationwide to confirm the safety of all preschoolers with help of law enforcement officials following the death of a five-year-old girl.
The Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes published the results of its investigation into three former orphanages and recorded the murders of 771 children.
Many of the children living at the Al Najd orphanage are now able to attend school having been rescued from a life on the streets or from violence at home.
"They are our own children. We'll take care of them till they become adults," says Abo Yahya who runs an orphanage in Syria's Idlib province.
Romania aims to replace the last of its socialist-era orphanages with family-style children's homes in the next five years.
Orphanages are struggling to cope with the sheer number of children that need to be housed, fed and educated.
Around 10,000 orphans seek refuge in a Turkish-run orphanage on the troubled southern Philippine island of Mindanao.
From the 1960s until the 1980s, thousands of indigenous children were forcibly taken from their families by Canada's child welfare services. Last week they filed a class action suit seeking damages against the federal government.
Some 100 children who lost their parents in the Syrian war may be out on the streets if their volunteer-run orphanage is shut down due to a lack of funding.
Orphanages in Syria are struggling to cope with the needs of children left without parents killed in the six-year conflict.
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