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Learn more about UNICEF’s work under the topic "migrants".

Uprooted Journeys: The Role of an Object

Posted by: UNICEF December 5, 2018

Young migrants are full of potential. When they’re supported they can become agents of positive change for safe migration, equality and friendship. For Migration Week, UNICEF Canada looks at how everyday objects play a role in telling young migrant’s stories. Read more »

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7 Reasons Why Migrants Flee Central America

Posted by: UNICEF August 16, 2018

Pervasive violence and poverty drive desperate Central Americans to migrate in search of safety and a better life. UNICEF works with governments and local partners to improve conditions in their home countries. Read more »

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The nowhere land where children on the move are someone else’s problem

Posted by: UNICEF June 22, 2018

Guest post by Sarah Crowe, senior UNICEF communications specialist for migrant and refugee response in Geneva. Hidden in the ghettos, scattered on the outskirts of this ancient turmeric-coloured city, milling about in centres are hundreds of migrants, stranded, with dashed hopes and unfulfilled dreams. They’re on the move to or from neighbouring nations or beyond. Read more »

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Migrant and Refugee Children on the Move: A Child is a Child

Posted by: UNICEF Canada June 19, 2018

Migration is not inherently dangerous for children – it’s the lack of legal opportunities that makes it risky. As things stand, many children find few opportunities to move legally. Family reunification is often tied to certain residency and income requirements and limited to the nuclear family, excluding extended family members whom children often depend on for care. Part 6 of 6. Read more »

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Migrant and Refugee Children on the Move: Keeping Families Together

Posted by: UNICEF Canada June 19, 2018

Separation from family leaves children more vulnerable to exploitation and abuse not to mention the damaging psychological impact of the separation. Part 5 of 6. Read more »

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Migrant and Refugee Children on the Move: Detainment and Detention

Posted by: UNICEF Canada June 19, 2018

Rarely are children detained to protect them from imminent danger. Often it is a matter of administrative convenience or lack of adequate facilities. Usually children are detained upon arrival, for registration and identification purposes, or prior to being deported; they often remain in detention for extended periods of time. Part 4 of 6. Read more »

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Migrant and Refugee Children on the Move: What Are They Facing?

Posted by: UNICEF Canada June 19, 2018

Children often find few opportunities to move legally. Family reunification, humanitarian visas and refugee resettlement spots, and work or study visas are out of reach for most. Many families are also pulled apart by work visa only permitting the parent to migrate, leaving children behind. Part 3 of 6. Read more »

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Migrant and Refugee Children on the Move: Where Do They Come From?

Posted by: UNICEF Canada June 19, 2018

Protracted conflicts, persistent violence and extreme poverty drive millions of children from their homes. Part 2 of 6. Read more »

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Migrant and Refugee Children on the Move: A Series

Posted by: UNICEF Canada June 19, 2018

A child is a child, no matter why they leave home, where they come from, where they are or how they got there. And every child deserves protection, care and all the support and services they need to thrive. Part 1 of 6. Read more »

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Covering the Rohingya crisis for UNICEF: Three views

Posted by: UNICEF October 17, 2017

We asked three photographers and filmmakers who’ve been working for us in Cox’s Bazar to tell us what it’s been like to cover such a desperate situation for children. Read more »

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