You may think of homelessness as a distinctly urban issue, with people sleeping in shelters or on the streets. But homelessness happens in rural communities too, and it happens to children. For Desiree Wieczorek, a 10th-grader in northern New York, homelessness was all too real last year. For five months, she and her family lived in the woods near Parishville, N.Y. Read more.
Thousands of children have been left to survive alone as refugees, after being orphaned or separated from their parents in the Syrian conflict. The refugee agency, the UNHCR has found that, in Lebanon and Jordan alone, more than 70,000 Syrian refugee children are living without their fathers. Read more. Continue reading →