8 Things You Need to Know About the Yemen Crisis
The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is worsening by the day. More than 22 million Yemenis – that’s three-quarters of the population – need humanitarian assistance and protection. More than 11 million of them are children. The conflict has made Yemen a living hell for its children.
The State of Children’s Mental Health & What We Can Do
It was Mahatma Gandhi who said, “A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members”. With that in mind, we must remember that children are some of the most vulnerable members of society and it is our duty to take responsibility and ensure the well-being of Canadian children.
The nowhere land where children on the move are someone else’s problem
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.
Migrant and Refugee Children on the Move: What Are They Facing?
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.
Migrant and Refugee Children on the Move: Detainment and Detention
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.
Migrant and Refugee Children on the Move: A Series
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.
Migrant and Refugee Children on the Move: Keeping Families Together
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.
Migrant and Refugee Children on the Move: Where Do They Come From?
Protracted conflicts, persistent violence and extreme poverty drive millions of children from their homes. Part 2 of 6.
Migrant and Refugee Children on the Move: A Child is a Child
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.
Rohingya children have escaped persecution, but they can’t outrun the monsoon rains
Monsoon season in Bangladesh: having escaped persecution in Myanmar, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees are now at risk from the wild rains and storms hammering the region.