Denmark banned all adoptions from Ethiopia in 2016, citing inconsistent information from Ethiopian adoption agencies on children's' origins, which could lead to instances of child trafficking.
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Debate in the legislature highlighted the presence of many non-governmental organizations in the country working to ensure the health and welfare of at-risk children.
The legislation, a revision of Ethiopia's Family Law Proclamation, encourages local adoption and family unification so children can grow up with fellow citizens, the state-operated Ethiopian News Agency said on Wednesday.
The Ethiopian parliament approved a proclamation Wednesday that bans foreign families from adopting Ethiopian children.
Members of the House of People's Representatives said local initiatives are better suited to protect orphans and other vulnerable children.
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The issue of the adoptees' vulnerability was highlighted in 2011, when an adopted Ethiopian girl, 13, died of starvation and beating at the hands of her adoptive parents in Washington state.
Korail, South Korea’s national railway operator, runs special pre-booking periods for these periods: This year, the Lunar New Year period is Feb. 14-18 journeys would be available 4pm South Korean local time on Jan.
17 on the English-language version of But online booking via a special temporary public holiday booking site that exists only in Korean opens on the same day at 6am, putting non-Korean speakers at a 10-hour disadvantage — an eternity in public holiday train ticket booking terms.
The official added that standing tickets may still be available for those who miss out on the chance to book a seat.
Elsewhere, Korail’s English language site shows signs of international confusion.