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.
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 better implemented now by the European Union and its Member States also with the support of the relevant EU agencies (European Border and Coast Guard Agency; European Asylum Support Office (EASO) and the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)).
This advocacy brief is a joint effort by 12 national and international humanitarian agencies responding to the needs of UASC stranded in or on the move throughout the Balkans, specifically Bulgaria, FYROM, Serbia and Croatia.
The information and recommendations outlined in the paper are based on field observations, daily programming, and regular interaction with UASC.
To improve the overall response for these children, issues to address fall within four main areas of concern:
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.
After long deliberation and an arduous assessment process of the received 35 proposals, ChildHub is ready to announce the winner of the Call for small Innovative projects. It is Nova generacija from Bosnia-Herzegovina who will receive 1000 Euros from Terre des hommes to implement their project "Let's ginga together" together with the Association “Romsko srce” of Banja Luka.
This infographic presents the major results of Child Protection Hub work in 2015-2016. You can see below numbers about the network, website analytics, learning opportunities we provided and many more.
UNICEF reports that one year after the Balkan border closures and the EU-Turkey Statement refugee and migrant children face greater risks of deportation, detention, exploitation and deprivation.
On the 60th anniversary of the European Union, providing strong protection and abundant opportunities for child migrants and refugees appears to be extremely far down the bloc’s to-do list.
The EU has recently adopted new EU Guidelines on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of the Child.
What are the EU Guidelines?
According to The Guardian news article 'behind a high metal fence topped with loose curls of barbed wire, the newly positioned blue shipping containers lined neatly along Hungary’s southern border at Röszke provide a glimpse of the new plans of the prime minister, Viktor Orbán, to detain thousands of asylum seekers, including children'.