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Separating children from their rights? How Europe fails child asylum seekers
Detail: The number of children who turn up alone at the entry ports of western Europe is growing. They flee for the same reasons as adult asylum-seekers, but also for reasons specific to children. Although children travelling without their parents are among the most vulnerable, they often have even less protection and access to rights than adults.

A new programme developed by UNHCR and Save the Children seeks to change this situation by promoting best practice throughout Europe. The programme identifies a number of key concerns, including the detention of children at borders, and identifies solutions. (See source for more information)
Date: November 11 2002