New Reports and Publications on the Subject of Children

Details of these new resources were originally found on the Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog produced by Elisa Mason.

Reports and Publications on Children:

France Terre d’Asile and its partners have published a new study on the “Right to Asylum for Unaccompanied Minors in the European Union.” Here’s part of the Introduction:

“At the time the European Union States committed to establishing a Common European Asylum System (CEAS), the adaptation of procedures and practices for unaccompanied children seeking asylum remains an important issue. In fact, this particularly vulnerable population needs standards adapted to its specific situation. Issues such as legal guardianship, support during the procedure or conditions of interview are crucial for an effective protection of these children. In this context, this study aims to analyze legislation and practices in all the 27 EU countries, in order to identify good practices, gaps and ways to improve the implementation of the right to asylum for unaccompanied children within the European Union.”

Currently, the report is only available in English, but will also be made available in French.  There are also summaries in French and in English; six other language versions will soon follow and will be posted at the link above.

Other resources:

Animated Stories of Child Refugees (Refugee Council UK, Sept. 2012) [access]

Child Safeguarding in Cash Transfer Programming: A Practical Tool (Save the Children, Sept. 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]

Educational Integration of Refugee and Asylum-Seeking Children: The Situation in Bulgaria and the Experience of Other European Countries (Center for the Study of Democracy, June 2012) [text]

“Medical, Statistical, Ethical and Human Rights Considerations in the Assessment of Age in Children and Young People Subject to Immigration Control,” British Medical Bulletin, vol. 102, no. 1 (June 2012) [text via NCADC]

Protection Interviews with Refugee Children (Humanitarian Innovation Fund, Sept. 2012) [text]

State Sanctioned Child Poverty and Exclusion: The Case of Children in State Accommodation for Asylum Seekers (Irish Refugee Council, Sept. 2012) [text]
– See also related press release.

Commission Staff Working Document on the Implementation of the Action Plan on Unaccompanied Minors (European Commission, Sept. 2012) [text]

Deportation, Non-deportability and Precarious Lives (Postcards from…, Oct. 2012) [text]

Educating the Refugee Child: A Resource Guide for Teachers Working with Refugee Students from Burma (Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Aug. 2012) [text]

Ensuring a Fair and Effective Asylum Process for Unaccompanied Alien Children (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman, Sept. 2012) [text]
– See also related blog post.

“‘I felt that I was benefiting someone’: Youth as Agents of Change in a Refugee Community Project,” Health Education Research, vol. 27, no. 5 (Oct. 2012) [open access text]

Into the Unknown: Children’s Journeys through the Asylum Process (The Children’s Society, Sept. 2012) [text]

Multimedia:

To Say Goodbye [access] [press release]
– “Through innovative animation, the film tells the story of the 4000 Basque children evacuated to the United Kingdom in 1937. Forced to bid a hurried farewell to their parents, these children were told they would only be in the UK for three months. 75 years later, some are still there, forever separated from their parents and their homeland, their families torn apart and their childhood destroyed by a brutal and bloody conflict.”

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