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Start learning more about the harm caused to children when supporting and visiting orphanages around the world by checking out the following links.

WEBSITES & VIDEOS

Cambodia’s Scam Orphanages
The New York Times
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Cambodia’s Orphans Business
Aljazeera
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Orphanages as tourist attractions?
France 24
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Cambodia’s child predators
Channel News Asia
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Orphanage Tourism
ABC
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I want to go back to my family
Friends-International
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Friends-International
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Save The Children Cambodia
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Children are not tourist attractions
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UNICEF Cambodia
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Lumos
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Next Generation Nepal
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RESEARCH PAPERS

Achieving positive reintegration
Friends-International
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Keeping Children Out of Harmful Institutions
Save The Children
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With The Best Intentions
UNICEF and Ministry Of Social Affairs Of Cambodia
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Institutional Care, The Last Resort
Save The Children
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Child Sexual Abuse
World Vision Australia
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World Report On Violence Against Children
UN
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Report On Violence Against Children
UNICEF
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The Paradox Of Orphanage Volunteering
Next Generation Nepal
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The Risk Of Harm To Young Children In Institutional Care
Save The Children
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The science of early adversity
Charles Nelson
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Poverty, Tourism, Justice And Policy
K. Outterson, E. Selinger and K. Whyte
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The Risk Of Harm To Young Children In Institutional Care
Save The Children
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The science of early adversity
Charles Nelson
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Voluntourists’ perceptions
Friends-International
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NEWS ARTICLES

Tourism Sector A Boon To Orphanage Business
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Orphanage Tourism Still An Issue: UNICEF
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Orphanages Make Children Vulnerable To Many Types Of Abuse
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Volunteer At Anti Sex Trafficking NGO On Trial For Rape
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Two Orphanages Shut
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UN: Child Sex, Pornography Still Widespread
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Australian Targeted In Abuse Case
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Fake Orphanage Ordered Closed After Alleged Migrant Scam
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Orphanage Closed After Police Raid
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Orphanage Worker Fired
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Police Charge Orphanage Director With Abusing Minors
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Police Shut Down Orphanages Accused Of Neglect, Sexual Abuse
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Rival Orphanage Programs Get Shut Down
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US man sentenced 1 year for abusing boys
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THINK! Pity Charity – why it’s actually abusive to children…
Blog written by Friends-International founder, Sebastien Marot
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