Thomson Reuters Foundation reports that according to a counter-extremism organisaiton, there are at least 88,300 unaccompanied migrant children who are at risk of being radicalised in Europe. Militant groups like IS are using smugglers to recruit desperate children who pledge allegiance to their cause in return for being able to continue their journey. Islamic State can offer up to $1,000 to migrants en route to the Mediterranean coast, and up to $2,000 for those living in refugee camps in Jordan and Lebanon, the report said.
7.februara/veljačese obilježava Dan sigurnog interneta, Save the Children želi skrenuti pažnju na sigurnosne izazove koje predstavlja masovno korištenje informaciono-komunikacionih tehnologija, a posebno u kontekstu sigurnosti djece kao najranjivije kategorije.
The Ombudsman for Children of Croatia Ivana Milas Klarić sent recommendations to Ministry of Demography, Family, Youth and Social Policy on the issues of protection of rights and interests of children of foreign nationals who are caught in Croatia without their parents.
IOM reports that 5,483 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 29 January. Over three quarters arrived in Italy – the rest in Greece.
On 30.01.2017 the Council of Europe Group of experts against human trafficking (GRETA) has published a report on the implementation of the Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings by Italy. The report assesses the specific situation of forced returns of victims of trafficking from Italy and the identification of victims of trafficking among asylum seekers and migrants.
Parental neglect as topic for case disscussion
Girl (14 years old) is the third child out of four born to a complete family. The only bread-winner in the family is the father who abuses alcohol. Due to family issues, the family has been registered with the local centre for social work in the girl’s place of residence.
Through non-formal, intercultural and creative learning process, the TC will equip participants with knowledge & practical tools to undertake a child rights situation analysis & design community-based projects through child rights-based approach.
As first participants will analyse rights violations for this target group, the root causes and obstacles preventing the fulfilment of children’s rights. Then participants will be engaged working together by co-planning and designing projects that respond to children community’s needs.
Greek Reporter reports that "the European Commission on Wednesday announced a new UNICEF-EU joint project to help 6,000 refugee and migrant children across Greece, including unaccompanied minors. The action will be financed with 8.5 million euros from the European Union’s emergency support instrument, which enables the European Commission to fund emergency operations within the EU."
The Independent UK reports that "refugee and migrant children are routinely suffering dog bites and “violent” beatings by police as they attempt to cross borders along the Balkans route, Save the Children has warned. Children as young as 12 are being forcefully and unlawfully pushed back into Serbia from Hungary and Croatia, despite having already crossed the border, the charity said. Up to 100 refugees are arriving in the country each day, with children accounting for 46 per cent of new arrivals."
UNFPA in BiH is looking for a Programme Analyst in the areas of sexual and reproductive health and youth.