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UNICEF Report February 2018- Children on the Move: Facts and Figures.

 

Recently published, (February 2018), this report provides up-to-date data on Children on the Move, beginning with 10 key facts, such as:

  • As of 2016, I in 80 children were forcibly displaced.
  • In the decade between 2005 and 2015, the number of child refugees worldwide more than doubled from 4 million to 9 million.
  • In 2014, 28% of all detected trafficked victims were children (20% girls and 8% boys).
  • Worldwide, almost 1 in 10 children live in countries and areas affected by armed conflict and more than 400 million children live in extreme poverty.
  • Over 100 countries are known to detain children in immigration detention.
  • An adolescent, secondary educated boy in sub-Saharan Africa travelling in a group along the Central Mediterranean route, faces a 73% risk of being exploited – by comparison with a boy of similar age and education profile from another region drops to 38%.

RENATE subscribes to the core principles underpinning UNICEF’s Agenda for Children on the Move:

  1. Protect uprooted children from exploitation and violence.
  2. Keep families together and give children legal status.
  3. End the detention of refugee and migrant children by creating practical alternatives.
  4. Help uprooted children stay in school and stay healthy.

5 Press for action on the causes that uproot children from their homes.

  1. Combat xenophobia and discrimination.

Full report at: https://data.unicef.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Data-brief-children-on-the-move-key-facts-and-figures-1.pdf
Prepared by Anne Kelleher, RENATE Communications.