UNICEF reports that "migrant and refugee children and youth trying to reach Europe face appalling levels of human rights abuses, with 77 per cent of those traveling along the Central Mediterranean route reporting direct experiences of abuse, exploitation, and practices which may amount to human trafficking – UNICEF and IOM, the UN Migration Agency, said today in a new report."
The urban context offers unique opportunities and miseries for refugee children.
The police have responded to an incident at a house. It was not the first time they had been called to the house.
Two HIV positive children live with their extended family. Recently one of the children stopped coming to the school and the other child has been withdrawn. Their teachers are very concerned about them. What could they do?
On the first of September, about 1,000 refugee children will start attending school in Serbia, along with Serbian school age children.
PeaceNexus seeks a Regional Advisor to support its programme in the Western Balkans. They will be responsible for delivering PeaceNexus’ strategic objectives, in collaboration with PeaceNexus staff in headquarters. They will also be responsible for developing local capacity in our core competence areas of conflict sensitivity, multi-actor process facilitation and organisational development.
Eurochild and the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights have produced a video, interviewing children on their views about migration as a starting point for panel discussions at their June 2017 Symposium in Brussels.
ECPAT Belgium has launched a project called REACT- Reinforcing Assistance for Child Victims of Trafficking to guarantee effective access to justice and protection to child victims of trafficking.
In the wake of vast numbers of people seeking safety in the Middle East and Europe, the global online community has stepped in to offer help through technology. The movement has been named ‘Digital Humanitarianism’ – where individuals voluntarily provide or support humanitarian relief online, usually through crowdfunding.