Author: SANCHEZ, Gabriella
Citation: Migration policy practice, 2018, Vol. VIII, No. 2, pp. 2-3
Series/Number: [Migration Policy Centre]
External link: http://www.migrationpolicycentre.eu/
It would be amiss not to acknowledge the severe impacts of family separation or child disappearances, or of the many risks concerning children and their experiences in migration. The examples are far from limited. The tragedy involving Rohingya children, or the one pertaining to those currently in detention in Nauru; the dangerous journeys of unaccompanied children through Africa and Latin America; and the post-deportation challenges encountered by Bangladeshi, Pakistani and Afghani youth are only some of the known cases. Yet, despite their visibility, there is a widespread lack of nuanced, empirically informed research and data documenting migrant children’s experiences and perceptions. This special issue of Migration Policy Practice emerges from this realization. It also seeks to respond to the Call to Action launched earlier this year by UNICEF, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Eurostat and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)2 to prioritize actions to address evidence gaps in children’s migration data.
Subject: Child migration; Missing migrants; Irregular migration; Migration data
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