Social Distancing and Hand-Washing: A fantasy in a refugee camp?

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The impact of coronavirus on the living conditions of refugee children What’s happening – in numbers? Of the 71 million refugees across the world, more than 80% live in developing areas without basic health services, begging the question of how to keep refugees safe during a global pandemic (Wehrli, 2020). Indeed, these vulnerable groups were, […]

Children in the Shadow of the Swedish Migration Agency

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The following is based on personal experiences while working with a group of refugee children at a primary school in Northern Sweden between 2016 and 2018. The events described here are not implied to represent a national trend in Sweden. The characters’ names and nationalities have been altered to protect their identities. Migrationsverket – a […]

Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: Reflections on the Current State of Children’s Rights in Situations of Armed Conflict, Forced Displacement and Migration

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To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (herein the CRC), it is important to reflect on some of the most critical issues children face in today’s world: armed conflict, forced displacement and child migration. In recent memory is the image of Aylan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian boy who […]

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 […]