Tag Archives: children

Sharjah Meet: UNHCR calls for urgent protection action for refugee children

(UNHCR) – UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres called Wednesday at a landmark conference in Sharjah for urgent action to strengthen protection for millions of refugee children. “Protecting refugee children is a core priority for UNHCR, and doing this right requires the close collaboration of all stakeholders,” Guterres told...
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Greening: act now for Syrian children

International donors must deliver on their promises and not forget the millions of children traumatised by the Syrian conflict who continue to need support, International Development Secretary Justine Greening has warned. The UK is convening a high level summit in Washington DC tomorrow to underline the critical need for renewed...
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Thousands of Syrian children fleeing country alone, UN agency warns

More than 4,000 Syrian children have crossed borders into neighbouring countries without parents or adult relatives, the United Nations children’s agency said today, warning that without the protection of guardians, they remain extraordinarily vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) spokesperson Marixie Mercado told journalists in Geneva that...
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Boy locked up for months in adult immigration jail

A boy was locked up for months at a UK immigration facility earlier this year, according to freshly released official data. The revelation dramatically exposes the falsity of government claims that the harmful practice of detaining children for administrative convenience has ended. The Home Office does not reveal the boy’s...
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