The rights and needs of children in migration and settlement

Babacan, Hurriyet (2010) The rights and needs of children in migration and settlement. Australian Mosaic (26). pp. 25-27.

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[Extract] The discussions on migration often focus on adults and the settlement issues facing families. The literature on migration from the experiences of children who accompany adults are scant and fragmented.

The United Nations Fund for Children states that the data on children and migration is 'elusive'. They identify that in 'developing nations' children make up the greater proportion of immigrants under 20 years (ie 21 % of 0-4 years; 25% of 5-9 years; and 25% of 10-14 years) as compared to 'developed nations' (ie 13% 0-4years; 21% of 5- 9 years; and 28% of 10-14 years). The migration of children is a complex issue. It involves children travelling with their parents, children escaping war and natural disasters, children being separated from their parents, children migrating unaccompanied, children left behind when their parents migrate, and children being trafficked.

Item ID: 18109
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 1447-8765
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Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2011 03:43
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160803 Race and Ethnic Relations @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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