Children and Migration

Millions of children around the world are affected by migration.  This includes girls and boys who migrate within and between countries (usually with their families but sometimes on their own), as well as children ‘left behind’ when their parents or caregivers migrate in search of economic opportunities.  Be it forced or voluntary, by adults or children, migration affects children’s care situations and can entail risks to their protection.

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Family for Every Child,

This webinar explores approaches to supporting kinship care during crises (including political and economic crises in Lebanon); the support needs of Ukrainian refugees in kinship care in the UK and examples of how cross-border placements into kinship care can be effectively supported.


Alexander is one of many Ukrainian teenagers who fled to Moldova unaccompanied. Thanks to the partnership between border police, child protection specialists working with UNICEF and local authorities, he was identified and integrated into a foster family from Causeni. Since the onset of the conflict, one of UNICEF's biggest priorities has been to protect children from abuse or trafficking. 

Yale School of Public Health’s Humanitarian Research Lab,

This report published by the Yale School of Public Health’s Humanitarian Research Lab (HRL) documents the relocation by Russia of at least 6,000 children from Ukraine to a network of re-education and adoption facilities in Russia-occupied Crimea and mainland Russia.


Children with disabilities and children on the move represent highly diverse populations living in a broad range of circumstances. But as two of the most marginalized groups of children in the world, there is much they have in common, often-times neglected in data collection, policies and programming. This report examines children’s lives when these two identities intersect.

Family for Every Child,

This report examines what happens after unaccompanied children have arrived at their European destinations and is based on interviews with key informants, a literature review, and research in three sites (Lebanon, Greece and Germany). What does it mean to integrate into a new society when you are a child on your own? How do they face the challenges of building an identity without their families, process the violence and dangers of their journeys, and face a new situation that may not be as welcoming or straightforward as they had expected?

Changing the Way We Care,

Ezt az útmutatót azoknak a szolgáltatóknak állítottuk össze, akik gyermekekkel, családokkal és elszakított gyermekekkel foglalkoznak, válaszul a jelenlegi ukrajnai és környező országok humanitárius helyzetére.

Save the Children Spain,

The objective of this Save the Children Spain document is to gather the key findings of the combination of “Parenting with tenderness” and “Parenting on the move” in migratory contexts. It also seeks to improve the quality of its implementation in the context of Mexican migration, based on good practices and lessons learned. 

Mixed Migration Center,

This snapshot produced by Mixed Migration Center examines environmental drivers of international mobility and their interactions with other migration drivers in East and the Horn of Africa. The aim is to provide national and regional policy actors with some empirical data on the links between climate change and international mobility, to inform discussions on future activities and policy directions.

Mixed Migration Centre,

This snapshot documents the experience of Rohingya refugees in Malaysia, shedding light on protection risks that negatively impact their safety and well-being. This snapshot is one of a series that focuses on Rohingya journeys and experiences in Southeast Asia, with the key objective of contributing to building a solid evidence base to inform advocacy and protection programming for Rohingya refugees in the region.

Office of the President of Ukraine,

The "Children of War" platform was created on behalf of the Office of the President of Ukraine as a tool for finding children, rescuing them and liberating them from places of forced displacement or deportation.