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DRIVER: 65% of children entering primary schools today will ultimately work in new job types and functions that currently don't exist. And, the pressure to perform and be tech savvy will only increase inexorably. Discover how your children's early lives will change and how you can help them live fruitful and happy lives into adulthood.

  • [New] CUPE British Columbia shared that integrating child care with the existing public education system is a natural fit for the creation of a world-class system of child care that will strengthen the existing education system. Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbi
  • [New] More than 90% of Afghans have been food insecure for almost a year, causing millions of children to suffer from acute malnutrition and threatening serious long-term health problems. Human Rights Watch
  • [New] Israel and the Palestinian armed group Islamic Jihad have declared a truce, raising hopes of an end to three days of Israeli bombardment in Gaza that has killed at least 44 Palestinians, including 15 children. Al Jazeera
  • [New] The horrifying use of strip-searches on children reflects a much deeper problem with the Metropolitan Police's perception of young people out on London's streets as an inherent threat. The New York Times
  • [New] People with conditions involving a weakened immune system like HIV and eczema, and children under 8 may be at higher risk of severe illness if infected. CNN
  • [New] Families with children at the median income with coverage through a marketplace exchange will save an average of $1,420 a year from 2023 through 2025 from the extended caps on premiums and the prescription drug provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act. Third Way
  • [New] Families with children who have median income and do not have affordable family coverage at work will save an average of $960 a year from 2023 through 2025 from the family glitch fix and less costly coverage because of the prescription drug price provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act. Third Way
  • [New] A child born overseas might hold dual citizenship - illegal in Malaysia after an individual reaches the age of 21 and has to choose - and so pose a national security threat. Al Jazeera
  • [New] Officials say 90% of European babies have been exposed to very severe chemicals in nappies / diapers sold throughout Europe in recent years, putting them at risk of potentially very severe diseases later in life. EEB - The European Environmental Bureau
  • [New] With birth rates at just 1.8 or 1.9 children per woman, versus a conversion-adjusted replacement rate of 2.44, religious communities in America will tend to decline by about 25% in each generation. Christianity Today
  • [New] About 236,000 babies are born with SCD in sub-Saharan Africa each year (more than 80 times as many as in the United States), and up to 90% will die during childhood, typically before their fifth birthday. New England Journal of Medicine
  • [New] If the strategies needed to reach and vaccinate children are fully implemented and funded, a world where no child lives in fear of polio can be achieved. STAT
  • [New] A nationwide survey study of more than 2,000 US parents of children aged 6 months to 4 years reveals that less than half intend to have their child vaccinated against COVID-19 and that only one-fifth say they plan to do so within 3 months of eligibility. CIDRAP
  • [New] Researchers will test whether green concrete floors made with an alternative cement mix can improve child health while minimizing greenhouse gas emissions in rural Bangladesh. Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
  • [New] More than 28 million people in the U.S. were dealing with extreme heat in late July and more than half of them are more at risk for heat-related problems: children, the elderly and patients with a chronic disease. Wbur
  • [New] Turkey and human rights groups have repeatedly condemned Greece's illegal practice of pushing back irregular migrants, saying it violates humanitarian values and international law by endangering the lives of vulnerable migrants, including women and children. Crackdown Chronicles
  • [New] Government officials have taken the public stage to cast LGBT people as antithetical to Turkish social values and as a threat to families and children. Human Rights Watch
  • [New] Child marriage, sexual exploitation, and trafficking have blighted the lives of thousands of women and girls across Malawi, and the worsening climate crisis is putting more at greater risk. ReliefWeb
  • [New] UNICEF Nepal will require additional contributions to close the current funding gap of over US$ 22.5 million and will continue to partner with donors to ensure sufficient resources are mobilized to address the urgent needs of children and communities in Nepal. Unicef
  • [New] The UN body working for children in danger, UNICEF, rightly argues that youth justice processes and practices should never operate to undermine children's rights, but should always seek to empower and uphold them. Arab News
  • [New] Ankara and international human rights groups have repeatedly condemned Greece's illegal practice of pushing back asylum seekers, saying it violates humanitarian values and international law by endangering the lives of vulnerable people, including women and children. Turkiye urges NATO allies support in fight against terr

Last updated: 18 August 2022