Child Migrants Along the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor (CORAL) – a Child Protection Programme in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin and Nigeria

Dorte Thorsen, University of Sussex - Terre des hommes- Lausanne, ENDA and the African Movement of Working Children and Youth

Child Migrants Along the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor (CORAL)’s core purpose is to strengthen child protection services for migrant children and children affected by migration, including increasing access to those services, reinforcing existing services, creating new ones, and stimulating synergies between the formal and the informal actors. This research brief is based on a baseline study carried out in the first phase of the project to help identify situated approaches to implementation, drawing evidence from all five countries but aiming for locally specific actions and solutions. The brief provides an overview of migration patterns in West Africa and highlights the vulnerabilities and needs of child migrants in the region.