Separated Children and COVID-19

This section includes resources related to separated children that may be useful during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Amnesty International,

This document from Amnesty International reports on the family separations happening at U.S. immigration detention facilities in light of the COVID-19 crisis.

Sahana Kribakaran & Dylan Gee - World Economic Forum,

This article from the World Economic Forum describes the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on children in immigration detention in the United States and calls on the US government to take immediate actions to stop the violence against migrant children and families and to protect them from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Changing the Way We Care,

This guidance should be considered for children who live with their family or other family environment within a community setting, who may be vulnerable, or at-risk of separation, as well as children who have been recently reunified with their families from residential care.

Changing the Way We Care,

The tips in this guidance should be considered to ensure gatekeeping procedures continue to remain effective or in some cases are strengthened during the COVID-19 pandemic.

SOS Children's Villages International,

This position statement presents the key asks that are necessary to ensure that the rights and needs of children without or at risk of losing parental care are prioritised by national, regional and international governments as they adopt measures to mitigate the short and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic around the world.

Florencia Rodríguez y Andrés Segade - Doncel,

El presente informe sistematiza la información recabada en encuentros virtuales realizados con adolescentes y jóvenes y con equipos del Sistema de promoción y protección de derechos desde el inicio del aislamiento. Se pudo relevar información sobre el impacto social del aislamiento en contextos institucionales, las dificultades que enfrentan en el cumplimiento de las medidas de aislamiento y de las pautas de cuidado, así como también las buenas prácticas que están teniendo lugar en el marco del cuidado de niñas, niños, adolescentes y jóvenes (NNAJ) privados de cuidado parental.

UN Network on Migration's Working Group on Alternatives to Immigration Detention,

The present document aims to provide practical guidance to States and other stakeholders in preventing and responding to COVID-19 in the context of immigration detention, including the detention of unaccompanied and separated children, highlighting instances of promising practices as useful models to draw from.

Philip S Goldman, Marinus H van Ijzendoorn, Edmund J S Sonuga-Barke on behalf of the Lancet Institutional Care Reform Commission Group,

In this correspondence in the Lancet, the authors express their concerns regarding children in residential institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic and urge authorities to undertake carefully planned measures with respect to deinstitutionalisation.

Human Rights Watch,

This report outlines key human rights risks to children related to the COVID-19 crisis, and steps that governments should take to protect children’s rights in the pandemic, mitigate its devastating effects, and benefit children after the crisis is over.

Better Care Network, The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, and UNICEF and Inter-agency Task Force,

Este documento acompaña a la Nota Técnica Interagencial sobre la Protección de los Niños y Niñas durante la Pandemia de COVID-19: Los niños y niñas y el cuidado alternativo y ofrece consejos útiles para promover el involucramiento y la participación de todas las partes interesadas, lo cual es fundamental para mantener la continuidad de los servicios para los niños y niñas.