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

29 Apr 2019
The National Herald reports that the number of unaccompanied minors (UAM) seeking asylum in Greece has increased in 2018, at the same time warning about the complaints from the activists in Greece that those minors are being 'routinely locked up... Read more
25 Mar 2019
The West Africa Network for the Protection of Children (WAN), in collaboration with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has started a process of stakeholder deliberations aim at adopting and promoting the new West Africa Signage of... Read more
19 Mar 2019
As unaccompanied and separated asylum-seeking, refugee and migrant children form a significant part of the refugee and migrant population who are still arriving in Serbia, the number of unaccompanied children is changing substantially and accounts... Read more

Learning

29 May 2019
About the webinar: Anyone involved in advocacy on European or national policy concerning the return of children in migration from EU member states to countries of origin will be interested in this webinar. Lecturers will introduce new guidance... Read more
12 Apr 2019
In recent years, European Union countries have seen an unprecedented influx of migrants and refugees across their borders. In 2015 alone, 1,046,599 people irregularly entered EU countries - mainly Syrian, Iraqi and Afghani migrants and refugees... Read more
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

Library

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
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.

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

21 Feb 2019
We are pleased to share with you below a link to the television series produced as part of the Coral Project: A series of 3 episodes of 7 minutes each that traces the life and migration path of little KoKotako and Assibavi. It informs the public... Read more
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
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Children on the move

[Albania] Easing the challenges of restarting life in Albania: Migrant families return home
Date of publication: 2018
In Albania, poverty, unemployment, social exclusion and lack of services drive its population to emigrate. The last years saw the number of migrants who return home increase significantly.
[Greece] At least 16 dead as migrant boat sinks off Greek island
Date of publication: 2018
Reuters reports that ''Sixteen people, including at least five children, drowned on Saturday when the small boat they on capsized in the Aegean Sea, Greek coast guard officials said.
Soccer Aid: Usain Bolt to make Old Trafford debut for Unicef
Date of publication: 2018
Publisher: UNICEF
Usain Bolt will play in Unicef's Soccer Aid game in June. The Olympic sprinter will captain the World XI, while Robbie Williams heads up the England side.
[Greece] Shipping minister orders inquiry following young refugee’s injury at Patra port
Date of publication: 2018
Proto thema reports that ''Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis ordered the chief of the Hellenic Coast Guard to begin a formal inquiry into the circumstances under which an alledged 14-year-old refugee male was injured at the port of Patra, t
Child Protection Assessment Report, Gaza Strip, 2018
Date of publication: 2018
Publisher: Terre des hommes
Building upon a previous Child Protection Rapid Assessment (CPRA) conducted in 2014, a new CPRA has been released in early March 2018.
On the road to Europe
Date of publication: 2018
Publisher: CARE International Balkans
In response to the unfolding humanitarian crisis in the Balkans, since 2015, CARE International Balkans is providing urgent humanitarian assistance to refugees and migrants as they are passing through Serbia on their way to EU countries.
Manual for Engaging Young Men and Boys in Emergencies
Date of publication: 2018
Publisher: CARE International Balkans
In response to the unfolding humanitarian crisis in 2015-2017 in the Balkans, CARE International Balkans (hereinafter referred to as CARE Balkans) provided urgent humanitarian assistance to refugees and migrants as they passed through Serbia on th
[Greece] Nearly 50 Syrian refugees arrive in Ireland from Greece
Date of publication: 2018
The Irish Times reports that ''nearly 50 Syrian refugees have arrived in Ireland from Greece this week under the Government’s relocation programme.
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] 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.

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