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13 Jan 2020
Many migrant children have been raised in societies where living conditions and paediatric healthcare differ from those of industrialized countries. As a result, migrant children have important healthcare needs. Researchers claim that the burden of ...
12 Sep 2019
The Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM), and the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) were adopted by the international community in 2018. These Compacts aim to better regulate international migration and manage major crises that...
10 Sep 2019
Are so-called economic migrants less in need than ‘real’ refugees? Should a child on the move who owns a smartphone not be eligible for help? Does the global compact on migration push mass immigration? Some answers that will help you to counter the...
01 Jul 2019
A recent photo of a man and his daughter who drowned while trying to enter the United States has sparked global outcry. The pair were reported to have travelled from El Salvador to Mexico, and were crossing the Rio Grande to seek asylum in the...
12 May 2019
In 2016, UNICEF reported that more than 50 million children had been displaced, from which, 28 million were fleeing violence and insecurity. Children are often separated from their families, or they travel alone, making them targets for trafficking...
11 Apr 2019
EU and US asylum and immigration policies don’t work. According to the author of a Washington Post article, this is partly due to the fact that one of the most important groups affected by those policies – refugees – have not been consulted....
21 Feb 2019
Rania Ali, a Syrian refugee now living in Austria, took part in ‘Lost in Migration’, a conference held this month in Malta. Ali contributed to a discussion on why children in migration cannot speak for themselves. She warned that numerous...
20 Feb 2019
According to the President of Malta, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, unaccompanied migrants across Europe are facing an increasing number of challenges, and ensuring child rights, especially in relation to migrating children, remains unachieved. The...
15 Feb 2019
John Goodwin, CEO of the Lego Foundation has published an opinion with Devex in which he discussed the importance of play in child`s development and learning process on one side, while there are 28 million refugee children today for whom play is...
06 Feb 2019
The Trauma-Informed Schools project, implemented by the Istanbul-based organisation Maya Vakfi (Maya Foundation) and supported by Theirworld, uses art therapy and other skills to provide psychosocial support to refugee children and train teachers...

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