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Special section: Refugee crisis

You can access all the refugee crisis resources on this single page: news, documents, learning resources, discussions and experts.

News

18 Apr 2017
'The Guardian' reports on a recently published research of the Harvard University that stresses that Afghani, Syrian and Pakistani unaccompanied children are forced into sexual exploitation in order to finance their onward trips from... Read more
14 Apr 2017
Seventeen year-old Somalian refugee Ibitsam* was found and saved by Doctors of the World. In her words, the Doctors had known she needed emergency help the moment they had seen her. Ibitsam had frostbite and gangrenous spots formed on her feet which... Read more
12 Apr 2017
The EU Commission’s new policy guidelines, which provide concrete actions to protect all migrant and refugee children arriving in Europe, have been broadly welcomed by child rights organisations. The measures – which address the gaps... Read more

Learning

15 May 2017
Intended audience The course is open to upper year undergraduates; postgraduates; NGO activists and practitioners interested in interdisciplinary human rights, gender equality, women’s empowerment, migration; young lawyers and social... Read more
20 Apr 2017
About the webinar: This is a joint webinar with the Destination Unknown Campaign and Terre des Hommes on child rights within the UN Global Compacts. At last September’s high-level Summit for Refugees and Migrants, the UN General Assembly... Read more
30 Mar 2017
Drawing on their experiences from Somalia to South Sudan to Sierra Leone, Mubarak Maman, Save the Children's Child Safeguarding Director and Cat Carter, Senior Child Safeguarding in Emergencies Advisor, will together talk on child... Read more

Library

19 Apr 2017
From the Executive Summary: The present study analyzes the risk factors responsible for the exposure of migrant and refugee children to physical, psychological, and sexual violence and exploitation in Greece in the context of the... Read more
12 Apr 2017
In the light of this increased number of migrant children arriving in Europe and of the growing pressure on national migration management and child protection systems, this Communication sets out a series of actions which need to be either taken or... Read more
05 Apr 2017
According to the latest monitoring report at the end of February 2017, the IOM reported 75,5141 people stranded in Central and South Eastern Europe, showing an increase compared to the previous month (74,9092 ). The real number is likely to be... 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

10 Apr 2017
As part of the launching of the new annual report of the Council of Europe's GRETA, it has also published an infographic on what we know about the sexual exploitation and abuse of children affected by the refugee crisis. Read more
08 Mar 2017
This ChildHub infographic looks at demographics of the refugee population arriving in Europe with a special focus on women and girls. It also summarises the key problematic areas that make refugee women's and girls' experience even tougher... Read more
08 Mar 2017
This ChildHub infographic presents the main risks and challenges refugee women and girls face, such as lack of facilities and shelter segregated by sex, insufficient access to dignity kits and healthcare, lack of gender-sensitive access to... Read more

Refugee crisis

Child Protection Specialist - Sofia, Bulgaria
Date of publication: 2017
Tdh team and its implementing partner in Bulgaria provide child protection services in 3 Reception and Registration centres in Sofia since end of 2016, through Child friendly spaces, youth IT corners and aims to provide case management services fo
Child Protection Specialist - Sofia, Bulgaria
Date of publication: 2017
Tdh team and its implementing partner in Bulgaria provide child protection services in 3 Reception and Registration centres in Sofia since end of 2016, through Child friendly spaces, youth IT corners and aims to provide case management services fo
Destination Unknown campaign and the Initiative on Child rights in the global compacts
Date of publication: 2017
About the webinar: This is a joint webinar with the Destination Unknown Campaign and Terre des Hommes on child rights within the UN Global Compacts.
Emergency within an Emergency
Date of publication: 2017
Publisher: FXB Center for Health and Human Rights Harvard University
From the Executive Summary:
Child refugees in Europe "forced to sell bodies" to pay smugglers
Date of publication: 2017
'The Guardian' reports on a recently published research of the Harvard University that stresses that Afghani, Syrian and Pakistani unaccompanied child
Doctors of the World and Their Help for Refugee Children in Bulgarian Camps
Date of publication: 2017
Seventeen year-old Somalian refugee Ibitsam* was found and saved by Doctors of the World. In her words, the Doctors had known she needed emergency help the moment they had seen her.
Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council -the Protection of children in Migration
Date of publication: 2017
Publisher: European Commission
In the light of this increased number of migrant children arriving in Europe and of the growing pressure on national migration management and child protection systems, this Communication sets out a series of actions which need to be
Child rights organisations welcome EU Commission’s policy to protect child migrants and refugees -Destination Unknown
Date of publication: 2017
The EU Commission’s new policy guidelines, which provide concrete actions to protect all migrant and refugee
Protecting Children Affected by Refugee Crisis from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (Infographic)
Date of publication: 2017
Publisher: Council of Europe
As part of the launching of the new annual report of the Council of Europe's GRETA, it has also published an infographic on what we know abo
EU and Balkan countries stranding hundreds of unaccompanied children in dangerous limbo | Destination Unknown
Date of publication: 2017
Unaccompanied, separated children trapped in the Balkans are being placed in extreme danger of exploitation, violence and trafficking due to unfit border policies and inadequate and overstretched child protection systems, a new report has found.

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