Special section: Unaccompanied Children Seeking Legal Protection

On this page you can find resources for practitioners working with unaccompanied and separated children seeking refugee status or humanitarian protection status.

News

06 May 2020
Adding to the unbearably grim situation for migrants and refugees in Europe for the past couple of years the outbreak of Covid-19 and the subsequent state measures create stronger urge for taking action. Importantly, the new social movement,... Read more
25 Mar 2020
'Restore legality to protect refugees and the society at large amidst the pandemic'   Open letter signed by 121 Organizations To The President of Greece, Katerina Sakellaropoulou The President of the Hellenic Parliament,... Read more
26 Feb 2020
Every child has the right to a peaceful and secure upbringing. Every child has the right to be cared for. Every child has the right to be treated with respect. Yet child migrants are frequently denied any of these things. According to research... Read more

Learning

27 Mar 2018
Since the beginning of the so called "migrant and refugee crisis", many European countries have been facing difficulties while trying to cope with the crisis and effectively respond to the needs of the most vulnerable groups affected... Read more
02 Jun 2017
Be sure to mark Friday, June 2, 2017, 10am on your calendar for an interesting webinar conducted by CPC Learning Network's Beth Rubenstein and Matt MacFarlane!  The Measuring Separation in Emergencies: Piloting innovative... Read more
30 May 2017
This webinar is adressed to all the actors providing psychosocial support and life skills activities to children and youth. Within the current European refugee crisis, children, youth, families and adults have been staying in Greece for months... Read more

Library

01 Dec 2019
You will find in this guidance international and European standards on child-friendly practices in the context of migration, with real-life illustrations of the kinds of initiatives, programmes and procedures that serve to... Read more
03 Oct 2018
This summary describes the risks faced by children as well as the effects of movement on children. Risks on the Move As explained in our infographic, there is a whole spectrum of movement types for children. Those that involve irregular... Read more
03 Oct 2018
This review will inform the reader of migration trends, national policies, and the treatment of children on the move in Greece, Serbia, Italy, Hungary, and Bosnia. Please download the document below.

Multimedia

15 Jan 2020
Dr. Maria Herczog, sociologist, child protection expert, President of the Hungarian Association "Families, Children and Youth", was interviewed by the tv station ATV. They covered the work of Eurochild on providing tools for the better... Read more
07 Jul 2017
Oumar, a 16 year old boy, survived a terrifying journey from Ghana to Italy.  Now he lives in a foster family in Italy and he was rescued twice - once by the Italian coast guard, and once by his new foster family.  
02 Jul 2017
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees had most recently published an infographic report illustrating migrant flows towards Italy.  The Infographic highlights the following: (2017) From January 1 to July 2= 84,832... Read more

Unaccompanied Children Seeking Legal Protection

[United Kingdom] Vulnerable Lone Child Refugees in Europe 'Have Been Failed by British Inaction'
Date of publication: 2017
ITV News reports on the publication of a new report jointly chaired by Fiona MacTaggart, a Labour MP, and Baroness Butler-Sloss.
An Independent Inquiry into the Situation of Separated and Unaccompanied Minors in Parts of Europe
Date of publication: 2017
Publisher: Human Trafficking Foundation
  This jointly chaired inquiry by Fiona MacTaggart and Baronness Butler-Sloss (written by Christine Beddoe) examines the actions of the British government towards protecting unaccompanied refugee children.
The Way Forward to Strengthened Policies and Practices for Unaccompanied and Separated Children in Europe
Date of publication: 2017
Publisher: UNHCR, UNICEF and IRC
"UNHCR, UNICEF, and IRC established a consultative process to support states to better operationalise their response for the protection of unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) in Europe –the Roadmap to Strengthened Policies and Practices.
Call to Action for 2017
Date of publication: 2017
Publisher: UNHCR, UNICEF and IRC
This document provides a brief outline of the main eight recommendations that the UNHCR, UNICEF and IRC advocate as a result of their extensive consultation work with practitioners, governments, the European Union, as well as with unaccompanied an
[European Union] Europe: new Roadmap to improve the situation of unaccompanied and separated refugee and migrant children
Date of publication: 2017
The UNHCR had publicly announced its commitment to strategies that would ultimately better the conditions of migrant children and youth who are in Europe without parental supervision, through collaborative works with the United Nations Re
[European Union] New 'Roadmap' Provides Lifeline for Unaccompanied, Migrant Children in Europe
Date of publication: 2017
VOA News reports on the recent publication of a ‘Roadmap for Action’ developed by UNHCR, UNICEF and IRC.
Oumar, a 16 year old boy from Ghana, in his foster family in Italia [Video]
Date of publication: 2017
Publisher: UNICEF
Oumar, a 16 year old boy, survived a terrifying journey from Ghana to Italy.  Now he lives in a foster family in Italy and he was rescued twice - once by the Italian coast guard, and once by his new foster family.  
Unaccompanied and Separated Children in Europe - Call to Action for 2017
Date of publication: 2017
Publisher: reliefweb
The intensification of migrant flows has applied tremendous pressure on European nations and their borders.
[European Union] Refugee and migrant flows from Libya to Europe on the rise – UNHCR study
Date of publication: 2017
According to the United Nations Refugee Agency, a heightened number of individuals seeking refuge abroad are traveling to Europe through what is deemed as the most menacing and perilous path embarked upon contemporary migrants seeking haven in Eur

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