Morocco’s unaccompanied minors – today and tomorrow

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For several years now, the situation of unaccompanied minors has been revealing a new aspect to migration. The situation of minors is all the more worrying because their legal status is not clearly covered by domestic legislation. This is because the concept of unaccompanied minors is relatively recent. This results in unaccompanied minors being abandoned […]

The Rohingya Refugee Crisis – Another generation growing up persecuted and stateless?

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The Rohingya: “the world’s most persecuted minority” The Rohingya, a Muslim minority from Rakhine State in Myanmar (also known as Burma), have faced persecution at the hands of Myanmar military since the country’s independence in the late 1940s. Effectively denied citizenship under the 1982 Citizenship law, they were rendered stateless, barred from citizenship and basic […]

Children: The Primary Victims of the Refugee Crisis

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Many countries in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East are plagued by war and other troubles, which displace and endanger millions of children. They are forced to move from their homelands to European borders in order to find safety. Displaced families are often separated, and they suffer extremely poor living conditions. Many children are orphaned […]

ITALY’S TRAGEDY WITHIN TRAGEDY: UNACCOMPANIED MINORS

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In 2016, among the 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children who arrived in Italy, 6000 disappeared off the radar of the Italian authorities. (Repubblica, 2016) These minors are mainly of Eritrean, Somalian and Egyptian origin, aged 10-16 years old. Unfortunately, Italy has not found an effective solution to this serious problem. A difficult arrival in Italy for […]