Afghanistan

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Phillips Adrian, Saxena Ratna, Abraham Ronny Thomas - Institutionalised Children Explorations and Beyond26 Feb 2019

To ensure protection of children from institutional abuse, there is an urgent need to review the existing laws in terms of their efficacy to protect children and feasibility in implementation. The present study suggests possible solutions, by trying to understand standardized and effective models of care systems and mechanisms.

Susan Sierau, Esther Schneider, Yuriy Nesterko, Heide Glaesmer - European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry31 Oct 2018

The present study analyzes differences between perceived social support from family, peers, and adult mentors in Unaccompanied refugee minors (URM), with subgroup analyses of peer and mentor support in URM with and without family contact.

Marianne Jakobsen, Melinda Ashley Meyer DeMott, Tore Wentzel-Larsen, Trond Heir - BMJ Open16 May 2017

This study examined the mental health of unaccompanied refugee minors during the asylum-seeking process, with a focus on specific stages in the asylum process, such as age assessment, placement in a supportive or non-supportive facility and final decision on the asylum applications.

DailyMail.com8 Feb 2017

Daily Mail reports Afghan migrant teen suicides are results of stricter asylum rules. 

BBC News29 Dec 2016

Dozens of children are seeking a judicial review in the UK High Court early next year.

Allison Pond - Desert News NewsOK26 Sep 2016

In this article from NEWSok, Zaidoon Khalaf shares his experiences while attempting to reunify with his family Germany.

Human Rights Watch31 Aug 2016

Human Rights Watch has extensively documented human rights violations relating to attacks on education, women and girls’ rights, the situation of Afghan refugees and asylum seekers, child labor, and the judicial execution and ill-treatment of child offenders. This submission proposes issues and questions that Committee members may wish to raise with the government.

DAVID KEYTON and MAHSA AMINELAHI - Stars and Stripes22 Aug 2016

After being separated from his parents in a Turkish forest, Mahdi Azizi reunited with his family in Sweden after his father spotted him at an open air concert.

Women’s Link Worldwide 21 Jun 2016

This report by Women’s Link Worldwide tells the stories of twelve women who fled the bombings and violence in Syria only to end up trapped in Piraeus, Greece, deprived of their most basic rights.

UNICEF14 Jun 2016

This report from UNICEF highlights the many dangers, risks, and challenges faced by unaccompanied refugee and migrant children travelling to Europe on their own to escape conflict, poverty, or other forms of oppression.

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