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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Usama EL-Awad, Atefeh Fathi, Mira Vasileva, Franz Petermann, Tilman Reinelt - International Journal of Intercultural Relations,

This study examined the mental health of Middle Eastern male unaccompanied refugee adolescents in Germany in relation to the mental health of accompanied refugee peers, first- and second-generation immigrant and native peers.

Rosa Aguilar - Seattle Journal for Social Justice,

This article argues that the U.S. Congress should make changes to extend protections under Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS). These implementations would give effect to the legislative intent behind SIJS, which is to protect the particularly vulnerable group of unaccompanied children and youth.

Ravinder Barn, Roberta Teresa Di Rosa and Theano Kallinikaki - Social Sciences,

Through an analysis of the impact of the pandemic on the Italian and Greek reception systems and social interventions with unaccompanied minors (UAMs), the authors of this study utilised a multiple embedded case study approach within a comparative analysis, to identify key changes in the main services which should be guaranteed to minors—namely, hosting/housing, guardianship, foster care, family/relatives reunification, school integration, language, job training for care leaving, and preparation for leaving care after 18 years.

Sita G. Patel, Vicky Bouche, William Martinez, Karla Barajas, Alex Garcia, Maya Sztainer, Kathleen Hawkins - New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development,

This study used community‐participatory qualitative methods to deeply explore the lived experiences and emotional repercussions of family separation and reunification.

The International Data Alliance for Children on the Move (IDAC),

This issue brief surveys the existing literature based on the limited available data to highlight areas of urgent concern for children on the move as they navigate life during the pandemic, examined through the lens of gender.

Daniel Mekonnen & Sara Palacios Arapiles - Equal Rights Beyond Borders and the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP),

This Independent Expert Report is concerned with challenges experienced by Eritrean refugees in Europe in the context of family reunification processes, in particular those relating to strict documentary requirements demanded by some EU Member States, in particular Germany.

Hannes Käckmeister, Hadas Yaron Mesgena - Journal of Refugee Studies,

This article compares the reception and integration of unaccompanied minors (UM) in the two countries with a particular focus on their access to education and employment.

Carla Moleiro, Sandra Roberto - Journal of Refugee Studies,

The objective of the present study was to characterize unaccompanied minors in Portugal and understand the processes of transition into the age of majority, using a mixed-methods approach.

Yining Wang, Wen Liu, Weiwei Wang, Shuang Lin, Danhua Lin, Hongli Wang - International Journal of Psychology,

Using data collected from two provinces in China through an online survey, the current study aimed to investigate left‐behind children's emotional and academic adjustment during the COVID‐19 pandemic in China.

Sarah Walker, Yasmin Gunaratnam - Journal of Sociology,

This article is based on ethnographic fieldwork in an Italian reception centre for male ‘unaccompanied minors’. The article examines the political ambivalence of hospitality for young African men as they transition to adulthood and how this is experienced through the intersections of age, gender and race.