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  1. Special care urged for quake orphans

    Posted Apr 20th 2010, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... in the provincial capital are accompanied by family members, but some are not. Zhang Haiyu, who teaches psychology at Qinghai University of Nationalities, said most of the orphans created by the quake were ... the children should know something about Tibetan religion and customs. And it would be better if they could provide a familiar environment for the orphans in terms of food and daily habits. Zheng ...

  2. Boy trumpeter raises money for orphans

    Posted Dec 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit A 10-year-old boy played his trumpet on the streets earlier this month to help orphans and underprivileged children in Thailand. Within just 31/2 hours, James Leifer raised HK$2,520 by playing Christmas carols outside his home at Scenic Villas in Pok Fu Lam. James, a Primary Six pupil at Kennedy School in Pok Fu Lam, said he will donate the money to the Phuket ...

  3. Charity for Aids orphans will be partner at HK International Art Fair

    Posted Apr 27th 2009, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... with Annemarie Evans. Additional reporting by Clara Mak. The Chi Heng Foundation, which helps Aids orphans on the mainland, has been chosen by Art HK 09- the Hong Kong International Art ... a booth at the fair, where we will show how the orphans do art therapy drawings and paintings to help them to express the trauma and emotion that they have been through,' said Ms Lawrence. ...

  4. 88 quake orphans approved for adoption in Sichuan

    Posted Aug 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui The Sichuan authorities have started adoption procedures for children orphaned by the May 12 earthquake, state media said yesterday. Only 88 children out of 532 have been ... the adoptions to mainland applicants to reduce the problems associated with orphans adjusting to new environments and the need for counselling. Mr Chen said broadening the process would depend on how ...

  5. Aids orphans take 10km race in their stride

    Posted Feb 09th 2009, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... Annemarie Evans Five Aids orphans from central provinces were among the thousands taking part in the 10km race. The young men from Anhui and Henan all finished in less than an hour ... with only one parent or completely orphaned. Most of the children are not infected with HIV. Xiao Leizi, 23, from Henan province, studies business administration at Zhengzhou University. 'The ...

  6. Relief groups fear number of orphans could reach 15,000

    Posted May 21st 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam More than 300 children believed to be orphaned by the Sichuan earthquake have been sent to 30 hospitals in Chengdu in the past week. Most of them have no idea where their parents ... with their families. While relief organisations in Chengdu estimate the growing number of quake orphans in Sichuan could surpass 15,000, the province's civil affairs bureau said it could not give exact ...

  7. Sponsorship plan for the orphans in Aceh

    Posted Jan 12th 2005, 12:00am by Marian Carroll

    ... Marian Carroll Existing services cannot cope with 12,000 children in need While the immediate priority was to save the lives of hundreds of thousands of children in refugee camps across Aceh after the tsunami hit, a longer-term plan could include orphan sponsorship, an Indonesian government official said yesterday. Makmur Sanusi, director of the Welfare Ministry's child ...

  8. PM orders probe into 'orphans for sale' claim

    Posted Jan 06th 2005, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... into allegations that human traffickers smuggled Acehnese children orphaned by the tsunami into the country to sell to childless couples. Mr Abdullah expressed concern after the United Nations Children's Fund said it had evidence that trafficking gangs were snatching orphans in Aceh. Unicef said its office in Malaysia had received an SMS message advertising 300 orphans for sale aged ...

  9. Orphans robbed of their parents find a new family

    Posted Apr 15th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... orphaned in the disaster. His Islamic school, also known as a pesantren, was only intended to cater for 50 children. But in the initial days after the tsunami, he found 2,000 villagers who had fled nearby Pulau Aceh island were camped in the garden of his school. While the adults and the children with surviving parents have now moved on, the 150 orphans have found refuge at the school, ...

  10. Traffickers seeking to sell disaster orphans

    Posted Jan 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta Unicef receives an SMS advertising 300 children from Aceh Gangs of traffickers are aiming to make a financial killing by selling children orphaned ... orphans from Aceh aged between three and 10. 'It's chilling,' said John Budd, Unicef's spokesman for Indonesia. 'What this indicates is that they have got children ...




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