Special section: Children on the move

You can access resources for those working with children on the move: news, documents, learning resources, discussions and experts.

News

20 Nov 2018
BRUSSELS, 20 November 2018 – Sixty-eight per cent of children and adolescents in over 20 European countries feel welcoming and curious towards people from different nationalities living intheir country, according to the findings of an... Read more
19 Nov 2018
The Daily Sabah Turkey writes about the unaccompanied minors arriving in Turkey, seeking safety and a normal life. The Children's Support Center in Diyarbakir provides accommodation for migrant children, who now speak of their experiences on the... Read more
15 Oct 2018
Every third person in Kosovo lives below the poverty line, meanwhile unemployment rises to above 30%. Due to socio-economic factors, many families cannot afford to provide their children with a meaningful leisure time and proper school preparation.... Read more

Learning

07 Nov 2018
The increased movement of children and families across Europe, the heightened vulnerabilities associated with this, and the variation in the response suggests the need for more consistent training for social workers and NGOs involved with migrant... Read more
26 Jun 2018
Close to 1 million migrants and refugees fleeing war, violence and poverty have been displaced throughout Western Europe. To address the evolving needs of this vulnerable population, Terre des Hommes developed several initiatives to increase... Read more
27 Mar 2018
Since the beginning of the so called "migrant and refugee crisis", many European countries have been facing difficulties while trying to cope with the crisis and effectively respond to the needs of the most vulnerable groups affected... Read more

Library

03 Oct 2018
This summary describes the risks faced by children as well as the effects of movement on children. Risks on the Move As explained in our infographic, there is a whole spectrum of movement types for children. Those that involve irregular... Read more
03 Oct 2018
This review will inform the reader of migration trends, national policies, and the treatment of children on the move in Greece, Serbia, Italy, Hungary, and Bosnia. Please download the document below.
03 Oct 2018
This summary aims to illustrate areas of improvement for assisting children on the move in the capacity of a social worker or policymaker. Assessment According to Article 3 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, all actions concerning... Read more

Forum topics

16 Apr 2015 by Judit Németh-Almasi
We are looking ideas, experience, approaches of working with 14-19 years olds. We would like to know methods and activities you use, or would...

Multimedia

03 Oct 2018
This video provides brief overview of children on the move, the risks the face and assistance they require.
03 Oct 2018
This infographic will brief you on the concept of 'Children on the Move', which includes their identity, movement patterns and motivations, as well as the effects of migration on them. Read more
04 Sep 2018
This infographic presents a path to aszlum that an unaccompanied or separated child takes.   Sources: “Asylum Applicants Considered to be Unaccompanied Minors.” (2017). Eurostat newsrelease. http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/... Read more
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Children on the move

[Greece] Boy, 5, dies after being run over outside refugee camp
Date of publication: 2018
''A 5-year-old refugee boy died on Friday after he was run over by a car on the road linking Mytilene, the capital of the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos, to the town of Mantamado'', Kathimerini reports.
[European Union] EU Commissioner Avramopoulos meets with UN leadership
Date of publication: 2018
''European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos had a series of meetings with the UN leadership on Friday in New York, to discuss international cooperation in issues related to migration and safety'', acco
The Role of Social Services in Supporting Migrant Children and Young People [Video]
Date of publication: 2018
Publisher: European Social Network
A video on the role of social services in supporting migrant children and young people - from the European Social Network. 
[Greece] Ombudsman calls for support on refugees
Date of publication: 2018
''European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly on Wednesday called for more assistance to Greece by other European Union member-states to deal with the refugee-migrant crisis,'' according to Kathimerini.
[Greece] Children among Turks seeking asylum after landing on Oinousses
Date of publication: 2018
Kathimerini reports that ''a group of 17 Turkish citizens seeking asylum in Greece after crossing on a rubber dinghy to the eastern Aegean island of Oinousses includes six children and four women.
[Greece] A total of 117 migrants, refugees arrived on the Greek islands since Feb. 17
Date of publication: 2018
''A total of 117 migrants and refugees arrived on the northern Aegean islands in the last three days (17-20 February). There were 135 arrivals on Lesvos, 17 on Chios and 25 on Samos.
[Greece] UNHCR's Leclerc: EU Commission to continue funding asylum-seekers housing programme
Date of publication: 2018
Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA) reports that ''The European Commission has made assurances that it will continue to finance the Estia housing programme placing asylum seekers in apartments in 2019'' according to the representative of the UN Hi
[European Union] Germany, Italy to insist on refugee redistribution across EU members: Merkel
Date of publication: 2018
''Germany and Italy will continue to demand a redistribution of refugees in the European Union (EU) despite heavy resistance from some member states, German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) told press on Friday during a meeting with her Italian coun
[Greece] EU asks charities to explain anti-abuse measures
Date of publication: 2018
The EUObserver reports that ''the European Commission is demanding EU-funded charities to explain measures they are taking to prevent abuse.
[Greece] Only 16 percent of asylum seekers' in Greece to be sent to Turkey: Report
Date of publication: 2018
According to Middle East Eye, ''Only 16 per cent of asylum seekers who have arrived in Greece are likely to be sent to Turkey despite a controversial European Union (EU) deal, the former head of Greece's asylum service said on Sunday.

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