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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Quanquan Wang, Yuke Xiong, Xia Liu - Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior,

To explore the complex dynamics of parental migration on nonsuicidal self‐injury (NSSI), this study examined the roles of parent–child cohesion and socioeconomic status (SES) in the relationship between stressful life events and NSSI.

Joan Lombardi, Early Opportunities; Nada Elattar, UNICEF; Dr. Sweta Shah, Aga Khan Foundation,

This Call to Action outlines some of the impacts of both displacement and COVID-19 that are threatening the positive development of many young children around the world. It calls for governments and donors honor existing commitments, ensure inclusion of young children and families in public systems and take FIVE immediate actions.

Sara Portnoy & Allison Ward - Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry,

This article explores the significant emotional and physical health needs of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children in the European Union, recommending a stepwise approach to delivery of services so as not to overwhelm them.

Feng Wang, Leesa Lin, Jingjing Lu, Jingjing Cai, Jiayao Xu, Xudong Zhou - Children and Youth Services Review,

The purpose of this study was to examine the mental health status and substance use behaviors of urban left-behind children and urban children still living with their parents in comparison to rural left-behind children.

Juan Ramón Ferreiro Galguera - Migration, Religion and Early Childhood Education,

In this paper, after a historical introduction, the authors will refer, from a general point of view, to the current moment of immigration witnessed in Spain offering not only statistical data regarding this phenomenon but also legislation, and description of the policies carried out by the central and regional governments on issues like immigration, asylum and integration, with a particular focus on unaccompanied minors.

Iida Kauhanen & Mervi Kaukko - Child & Family Social Work,

This integrative literature review studies well‐being of unaccompanied asylum‐seeking children through the three modes of recognition—love, rights and solidarity—as conceptualized by Axel Honneth.

United Nations,

This Policy Brief offers four basic tenets to guide our collective response to human mobility and the COVID-19 crisis, including the response to children on the move and children who are separated or unaccompanied in particular.

Amber Horning, Sara V Jordenö, Nicole Savoie - Journal of Refugee Studies,

For this study, the researchers interviewed unaccompanied minor refugees (UMRs) in two youth asylum-centres in rural Sweden.

Bang-Lin Yu, Juan Li, Wei Liu, Sheng-Hai Huang, Xiu-Jing Cao - Journal of Interpersonal Violence,

This study explored the independent effects of left-behind experience (LBE) on self-esteem and aggressive behavior in Chinese young adult populations, or the interaction effects of LBE and self-esteem on aggressive behavior.

Abdelrahman Badri, Shahla Eltayeb, Marwa Mohamed, Helen Verdeli - Children and Youth Services Review,

The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of depression, anxiety, and resilience in Eritrean unaccompanied refugee minors living with foster parents in Sudan.