Language document

Date

31 May 2017

Type of document

Reports

Country

Keyword

Migrant Children
Violence Against Children
Child Sexual Abuse
Child Sexual Exploitation

Organization

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

A child is a child. Protecting children on the move from violence, abuse and exploitation

Date

31 May 2017

From executive summary:

 

Millions of children are on the move across international borders – fleeing violence and conflict, disaster or poverty, in pursuit of a better life. Hundreds of thousands move on their own. When they encounter few opportunities to move legally, children resort to dangerous routes and engage smugglers to help them cross borders. Serious gaps in the laws, policies and services meant to protect children on the move further leave them bereft of protection and care. Deprived, unprotected, and often alone, children on the move can become easy prey for traffickers and others who abuse and exploit them.