Danger every step of the way

A harrowing journey to Europe for refugee and migrant children
Danger every step of the way A harrowing journey to Europe for refugee and migrant children

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Date of publication:  14 Jun 2016 Publisher:  UNICEF Publication type:  Report / Study / Data

This report from UNICEF hightlights that children risk detention, rape, forced labour, beatings or death. Yet, tens of thousands of children, many of them unaccompanied or separated, are making the dangerous refugee and migrant journey in the hope of finding safety or a better life in Europe. They are fleeing brutal violence, abject poverty, drought, forced early marriage, untold hardship or lack of prospects and hope in dozens of countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

From the brutal five-year conflict in Syria or the parched earth of Somalia, to rickety boats and squalid makeshift camps, every step of the journey is fraught with danger, all the more so for the nearly one in four children travelling without a parent or a guardian.

Total number of pages: 
12
Language(s) of materials: 
English
Country(s) this content is relevant to: 
European Union
Europe

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