Reimagining Migration Responses – Learning from Children and Young People Who Move in the Horn of Africa
Author: UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti
Publisher: UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti
Geographic Coverage: Southern Africa
Type of Resource: Report
Vulnerable groups: Children, Young People
Developed with children and young people? Yes
Type of participation: Research
Availability: Open Access
Keywords: Ethiopia, Horn of Africa, Migrant children, Migrant families, Migration, Migration policy, Somalia, Sudan
The number of international migrants under 18 is rising, accelerated by complex and fast-evolving economic, demographic, security and environmental drivers. Based on interviews carried out with 1,290 migrant children and young people in Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan, this report helps address the evidence gap on children and young people migrating in the Horn of Africa by providing a better understanding of their protective environments; their access to services and resources; and their perceptions of safety, well-being and trust in authorities and other providers.
It concludes by offering policy and programme recommendations to rethink child protection approaches for migrants in the region.