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UNICEF: Children in over 25 countries caught in emergencies

NEW YORK and GENEVA - UNICEF appealed today for $1.28 billion to fund its 2012 humanitarian operations in more than 25 countries globally.

Rapid rise in child poverty leads to later increase in crime

WASHINGTON - Rising child poverty rates could mean higher crime rates in the future, a national law enforcement group warned today.

UNICEF: Survival of millions of children in Horn of Africa at...

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today warned that two million children are malnourished as a result of the drought in the Horn of Africa, and half a million could soon die or suffer long

Underage sex tourism thrives in Acapulco

ACAPULCO, Mexico - It's early in the evening and they're already on the streets looking for customers.

Malta ratifies global treaty banning sale, prostitution of children

A top United Nations official today hailed Malta’s ratification of a global treaty banning the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography as a critical step towards protecting the ri

Sex tourist sentenced to 10 years in prison

TUCSON, Ariz. — A Texas man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty of traveling to Mexico to have sex with children.

10,000 children stronger from Relief Riders International humanitarian aid efforts

GREAT BARRINGTON, Massachusetts - Humanitarian efforts in the past six years supporting Rajasthani desert villagers through Relief Riders International (RRI) revealed that 63 percent - 10,200 - of 16,

“Camp I Am” School Holiday Program showcase finale

While the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ has provided endless sporting excitement over the last month, it has also afforded South African students a month-long holiday - with most parents and caregivers unabl

US Birth Tourism becoming flourishing business

Millions of foreign tourists visit the United States every year, and a growing number return home with a brand new U.S. citizen in tow.

Our children in far-off places – a thought for school

Executive managers involved in the tourism industry can often be faced with exciting career opportunities located away from centers of population.

Canada International Bureau for Children’s Rights launches important forum

The International Bureau for Children’s Rights launched a forum entitled “The Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism” co-organized with Thomas Cook and SkyLink

Wrenshall pleads not guity to sex tourism charges

NEWARK, N.J. - A Canadian citizen has pleaded not guilty to charges that he arranged trips to Thailand for adults who paid to have sex with children.

Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation...

ZURICH, BANGKOK & NEW YORK - The end of the year 2008 coincides with the celebration of the 10-year anniversary of The Code and the successful meetings in Rio during World Congress III against the Sex

Protect children from exploitation in travel and tourism

MADRID - As tourism and international travel across the globe reaches unprecedented levels, so does the need to combat child labor and sexual exploitation in the global travel industry - that is why t

Sex tourism and children

Children are innocent, they are also impressionable, they live what they learn. They learn ABCs, phonics, arithmetic, English and other subjects related to their development. They also learn about sex and engage in sex too, if given the opportunity. Sex tourism is a growing phenomenon where children are used for transactional sex across the world.

Royal Caribbean to parents: Leave the newborns at home

Royal Caribbean markets itself heavily to families. But apparently some families are just too much for the line - specifically, those with the littlest kids. Effective later this year, the line is banning infants under the age of six months from its ships.

Learn the rules before your kid flies on an airline alone

Many families purchase tickets for children who will be flying solo to visit a parent, to see grandparents or to go to camp. With the summer travel season approaching, it's a good time to review airline policies.

Corfu trial could ‘send shockwaves’ through travel industry

The Federation of Tour Operators has warned that a trial in Greece could create health and safety checks that are impractical for its members to meet.Director-general Andy Cooper’s remarks followed news that two former or existing Thomas Cook employees will stand trial in Corfu in connection with the deaths of two children.

Italian arrested in Cambodia

Rome, 6 March - Another Italian tourist was arrested in Cambodia a few days ago. The charge cited by Cambodian police is the sexual abuse of six children. F. C., 43, was arrested in Sihanoukville on Tuesday evening while in the company of a group of children, according to Suon Sophan, head of the police's Anti-trafficking Department.

Tourism losing the next generation

Children denied family holidays in Australia are likely to grow up seeking trips overseas, contributing to a broader decline in domestic tourism, a report by Tourism Australia has found.