“Self-harm has become so common among refugee children in Greek detention centres, you can almost consider it a hobby.”
Attributed to UNICEF Regional Director and Special coordinator for the Refugee and Migrant Crisis in Europe, Afshan Khan
GENEVA, 9 March 2017 – "UNICEF is alarmed by the adoption of a new law in Hungary that foresees the mandatory detention of refugee and migrant children over 14 years of age. We appeal to the President to treat all children as children first and foremost, before signing this new law.
Members of the Destination Unknown Campaign are deeply concerned about the Hungarian Parliament’s approval of a law contemplating the placement of all asylum-seekers, including children, in detention.
Detention is never in a child’s best interests and has severe consequences on their physical and psychological well being. Children are children first and foremost and should be protected, not locked up.
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Cécile Pouilly – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
UNHCR is deeply concerned at a new law which has been voted this morning at the Hungarian Parliament and which foresees the mandatory detention of all asylum seekers, including many children, for the entire length of the asylum procedure.
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 information and asylum, and other.
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 due to the gender perceptions.
U okviru reforme socijalne zaštite u Federaciji BiH, u Februaru 2017. godine, usvojen je
Zakon o hraniteljstvu/udomiteljstvu, od strane Parlamenta Federacije BiH,
čiji je cilj da se formalizira mogućnost hraniteljstva/udomiteljstva, a time i pospiješi proces
The UN Women Country Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) is seeking a EVAW Technical Coordinator, who will be responsible for the implementation of the UN Women programme "Implementing Norms, Changing Minds" under the overall supervision of the Resident Representative and the Programme Specialist, based in Sarajevo, and in close collaboration with the Regional Programme Manager and the BiH EVAW Manager. The Technical Coordinator will liaise with government officials, civil society organizations, donors, and other UN Agencies for ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation.
Please see a new film on Child Safeguarding, created by Save the Children at: https://youtu.be/yF2iMvC1fcI or below.
Child Safeguarding - everyone’s responsibility.