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Child sex exploitation spreads to new destinations as tourism booms

Portugal, Moldova and Ukraine in Europe, and Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam in Asia have emerged as new child sex tourism destinations, prompting activists to call for governments to include measures to protect children in their tourism plans.

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Child born en route to Philippines dies in India

A child born to a nurse onboard a Philippines bound Emirates flight died at a hospital in India last week, a report said. Forty-year-old Grace Alexandria was returning to her country from Dubai when she gave birth to a baby girl,

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Private sector committed to fight child exploitation in tourism

The 31st Meeting of the World Tourism Network on Child Protection, held on the occasion of ITB Berlin, focused on the role and initiatives of the private sector to fight Child Exploitation in tourism. Awareness raising, training o

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Child protection in focus at Abu Dhabi summit

The second Global Summit on Ending Online Child Sexual Exploitation, held under the theme of 'We Protect,' was held in Abu Dhabi, UAE.   The summit was held under the patronage of General Sheikh Mohammed

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Proper hand washing essential to cut high child death rate

Failing to wash hands with soap - one of the cheapest and most effective health interventions - costs the lives of children and undermines efforts to meet a new set of development goals, the United Nations children's agency (Unicef) said o

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'Shaun the Sheep' cheers child patients

A delegation from Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) recently visited Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, in an initiative aimed at promoting the spirit of community service and distributed souvenir Shaun the Sheep toys to child pat

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Child abuse cases in Bahrain increases 800pc

Reported cases of sexual abuse against teenage and pre-teen boys rose 800 per cent within the space of a year, it has been revealed. In its latest report, Bahrain's Social Development Ministry said 129 males aged 11 to 15 were referred to

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Al Noor invites sponsorship for special needs children

UAE-based Al Noor Training Centre has launched the Child Sponsorship Programme, which will contribute towards making of a life of a special needs child. A special needs child is any child who might need some extra assistance emoti

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Bahrain approves tougher penalty for child abusers

Tougher punishments for people, who physically or sexually abuse children or the mentally ill, were approved by the Bahrain’s Shura Council yesterday (May 10). Jail sentences of three months and fines of BD100 ($265) could b

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15 industrialised nations ‘lack access to child rights education’

Education curricula in 15 industrialised countries have failed to meet children’s entitlements to learn about their rights, according to a new Unicef report. The report, ‘Teaching and learning about child rights: A stu

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