Child Trafficking

Trees only move in the wind. A study of unaccompanied Afghan children in Europe

The report summarizes the study on the situation of unaccompanied Afghan children in Europe. It was commissioned by UNHCR and conducted in 2010.
The analysis is based on a review of 198 cases. This is a relatively small number in relation to the total number of young Afghans who have made their way to Europe in recent years, and some of the information they provided could not be verified. Nevertheless the report presents in a comprehensive manner situation of minor Afghans, who constitute one of the largest groups of unaccompanied children who are currently making their way to Europe.

EC: public consultations on children’s rights

All citizens and organizations, especially those dealing with children's rights, are welcome to contribute to the consultation of European Commission's Communication on the Rights of the Child (2011-2014). The objective of the Communication is to further advance the EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child, first launched in 2006.

Disappearing, departing, running away. A surfeit of children in Europe?

A study carried out by Terre des hommes in Belgium, France, Spain and Switzerland on the disappearance of unaccompanied foreign minors placed in institutions. The study has been conducted in 2008 and 2009. It's main value is that it deals with an issue which receives too little attention and aims to make visible children who had become invisible. The report of the study is based on comparison of the situation in four European countries receiving migrant children, and formulates a series of universal recommendations based on these observations.

Expert seminar in Copenhagen – information management to prevent child trafficking

On 15th-16th June 2010 25 experts from the Baltic Sea Region met to discuss situation of children in the asylum system and children in migration in relation to the risk trafficking. The seminar was organised by Save the Children Denmark in cooperation with the EGCC, Caritas Lithuania and Tartu Child Support Centre. The participants met to discuss information channels and structures established among various groups of professionals and how can a better information management contribute to more comprehensive and adequate protection systems for children at risk of trafficking.