This Easter, as millions of children munch their way through chocolate eggs, it is important to remember that the industry that produces the cocoa survives on a massive child trafficking network, says charity World Vision.
Charity ActionAid has reported a surge in people wanting to sponsor a child in India following the awards won by Slumdog Millionaire. It is having to rush the contact details of scores of Indian children to its offices. You can sponsor a chid in India through Action Aid here
Christian development agency World Vision says that it is prioritising children in the aftermath of the earthquake in China. More than 4.8 million people were made homeless after the earthquake destroyed homes and flattened schools.
The international relief and development agency World Vision has launched its two-week child sponsorship campaign with the support of Spice Girl and mum of one, Emma Bunton, appealing to people in the UK.