Underage, undocumented and alone:

A gap analysis of undocumented unaccompanied and separated children on the move in Jordan, Lebanon and Greece

According to UNICEF, the number of registered unaccompanied children on the move globally has increased five-fold in the past six years. A staggering total of 300,000 unaccompanied minors were recorded crossing borders in pursuit of safety, protection and wellbeing from 2015-2016. Despite the fact that family reunification often represents a primary driver for solo migration of children, a lack of specialised legal protection at borders often exposes them to various degrees of prolonged separation. Proof of documentation is largely at the crux of these complications.

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