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Let children be children – a moral obligation and an investment in our future
By Ana Fontal, Global Refugee Coordinator at SOS Children’s Villages International.
A new report by SOS Children’s Villages and Eurochild presents 16 case studies, providing lessons from the field on the protection and integration of refugee and migrant children in Europe...
The role of quality care in encouraging children and youth on the move in Europe to seek support in protected spaces
By Hanne Beirens (MPI Europe).
The hypothesis that quality of care, and the child’s perception thereof, matter in the prevention of children going missing has recently gained support. That the reasons for children and youth leaving reception facilities are more diverse than the aim to move on has been reconfirmed in the wake of the refugee crisis, where children disappeared from countries of destination and where the closure of the Greek border saw children leave one reception facility to join another...
Roadmap for children in migration
By UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.
The numbers of unaccompanied and separated children who arrived in Europe over the last two years were staggering. Many of the boys and girls came with their personal story of violence, pain, and/or exploitation...
Don’t accept to be powerless, don’t choose to be indifferent
This is the story of Hamad. Hamad is one of the many unaccompanied children that have been reported missing in Belgium...
Behind the scenes: The invisible city [Kakuma]
By Lieven Corthouts
5 years, that was never the plan. 2 years, yes. 2 years to make a film in Kakuma. Should have been enough right? I found my main charactersquite quickly. Nyakong, Claude and Khadijo...
Multiple dimensions for the role of civil society organizations, seen from Greece
By Marc Van den Reeck
For decades we have been witnessing in Europe, from afar, the genocides, regional wars and consequent refugee crises throughout the world, with feelings of disgust, incomprehension for so much inhumanity, pity for victims, anger and frustration...
Prevention, Aftercare and Responding to the disappearance of unaccompanied children in Europe
By Dr. Karen Shalev Greene
The plight of unaccompanied migrant children can be seen daily, over months and years, with long lasting effects on their wellbeing and welfare. When they go missing, they are rarely found...
Hidden victims: The challenge of missing migrant children
By Ernie Allen
Like millions of people around the world, I was stunned and saddened by Europol’s estimate that at least 10,000 refugee children are missing in Europe, and that many of these children are the victims of sex abuse and slavery...
Heading Back to Harm: Trafficked and unaccompanied children missing from care in the UK
By Lucy Holmes
Every year, an estimated 1.2 million children worldwide are victims of trafficking. The UK National Crime Agency estimates that children make up around a quarter of identified trafficking victims in the UK, and in 2015 nearly 1,000 child victims were reported...
Uncertainty over at least 1 800 unaccompanied asylum-seeking children who have disappeared in Sweden since 2013
By Amir Hashemi-Nik
In the last three and a half years, 1 829 asylum-seeking unaccompanied children have disappeared in Sweden, according to a report on Missing Unaccompanied Minors in Sweden. The County Administrative Boards of Sweden published the report on 17th of November 2016...