Child protection topic: 'Detention of migrant children'

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UNITED NATIONS, Sep 21 2016 (IPS): On Monday, ​the United States was one of the main countries to obstruct a UN Declaration ​that no child should ever be detained. Though welcome, the US’ commitment...
The Invisible Picture Show is an animated documentary featuring the voices of children in detention. It features the voices of children in detention coupled with animations that give you an...
Every day, all around the world, millions of children are affected by immigration detention. Whether detained themselves or impacted by the detention of their parents or guardians, children are...
There are over 232 million international migrants in the world today and an estimated 20 percent of migrants are in an irregular situation. One out of every six migrants is under the age of 20....
This booklet summarizes the findings of the Inter-Agency Working Group (IAWG) on the detention of migrant children. It includes figures on the global extent of this phenomenon and suggestions about...
“Detention for administrative purposes can never ever be in the best interest of a child” states François Crépeau, UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, Office of the United...
Based on research from June to July 2016, this report from Human Rights Watch documents the widespread phenomenon of detaining unaccompanied children in police custody in Greece. The report describes...
UNHCR states that the number of children in detention has fallen in 12 countries taking part in a UNHCR strategy to end detention of asylum seekers and refugees. Particularly positive developments...
Human Rights Watch reports that numerous unaccompanied migrant children are being detained in police station cells which are unsanitary and overcrowded. Many of these asylum seeking children have...
Save the Children shares the stories of unaccompanied minors in Greece who have fled war zones in the hope of a better life yet who find themselves detained. As vulnerable children, many of those...

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