Region: Europe, Middle East
TopicsChildren & YouthProtection & risks
Study of the risks and vulnerabilities that children on the move face when they travel unaccompanied or separated from their primary caregivers, focusing specifically on children in Jordan, Lebanon and Greece.
The findings in this report conducted by INTERSOS and MMP indicate that, although the individual contexts in Jordan, Lebanon and Greece are unique, challenges evident for Unaccompanied and Separated Children (UASC) across all three countries do bear common themes. Despite legislative discrepancies, it is clear that the best interests of the child, as set out in the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child, are consistently violated by: inconsistent or non-existent implementation of updated procedural safeguards; strained institutional capacity; and both state-level and public scepticism around ‘security concerns’ posed by UASC.Download