Vital protection for refugee and migrant children making perilous sea journeys to Europe urgently needed – UNICEF

PRESS RELEASE Vital protection for refugee and migrant children making perilous sea journeys to Europe urgently needed – UNICEF In first two weeks of 2019, more than 400 uprooted children reached European shores amid freezing temperatures and rough waters UNICEF Ireland Executive Director Peter Power is available for interview.  GENEVA, 21 January 2019 – UNICEF is … Continued

Refugee and migrant children and youth report severe deprivations while on the move – UNICEF  

PRESS RELEASE Refugee and migrant children and youth report severe deprivations while on the move – UNICEF   UNICEF releases alarming data from poll of nearly 4,000 refugee and migrant children and youth ahead of Global Compact for Migration Summit in Marrakech “I am just used to suffering, and now I view it as normal” – … Continued

Children returned to Central America and Mexico at heightened risk of violence, stigma and deprivation

PRESS RELEASE Children returned to Central America and Mexico at heightened risk of violence, stigma and deprivation UNICEF Child Alert report shows dangerous journeys and deportations intensify root causes of irregular migration Peter Power, UNICEF Ireland’s Executive Director is available for interview. Download the report, photos, video and broll: https://uni.cf/2vRhdS3 NEW YORK/PANAMA CITY/DUBLIN, 16 August, … Continued

“If you try to run, they shoot you, if you stop working they beat you. It was just like the slave trade.”

“If you try to run, they shoot you, if you stop working they beat you. It was just like the slave trade.” New UNICEF report highlights dangers facing unaccompanied adolescent refugees and migrants fleeing to Europe     DUBLIN/GENEVA June 14, 2016 – More than nine out of 10 refugee and migrant children arriving in … Continued

EU grants €2 million to UNICEF to meet urgent needs of child refugees and migrants on the move in the Western Balkans

GENEVA, 11 November 2015 — The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) has granted €2 million to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for children on the move in the Republic of Serbia and in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. This is the first contribution of ECHO to UNICEF to respond … Continued