Children and Childhood

‘Frost Boy’ in China Warms Up the Internet, and Stirs Poverty Debate

But the photo of Fuman shined a light on the plight of the tens of millions of so-called left-behind children who grow up in impoverished rural areas largely on their own after their parents leave to work in big cities. The social fabric that once held together the Chinese countryside …

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One Target in Beijing’s Migrant Crackdown: Schoolchildren

“My Chinese dream is for my family to live a happy and healthy life, without having to worry about whether my children can attend school,” said Mr. Ding, whose family has been evicted from homes twice in the past month. “The government simply doesn’t want us here anymore.” Photo A …

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For More Than 300 Afghan Children, Many Older Than 5, Home Is Mother’s Cellblock

Like Meena and the others, Zakirullah is likely to spend much of his childhood held with his mother, the victim of a system that allows convicts to decide the fates of their young children, who often have nowhere else to go. A survey of Afghan prisons this month by The …

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MacArthur Grant Will Create ‘Sesame Street’ for Syrian Refugees

Photo Puppeteers setting props for a new Afghan character for “Sesame Street” earlier this year. Sesame Workshop will send Muppets to the Middle East to help educate displaced children. Credit Rahmat Gul/Associated Press The Muppets are taking the Middle East. The MacArthur Foundation said Wednesday that it was awarding $100 …

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