Author: reliefweb.int | 22 October 2018
- By September 2018, some 89,000 refugees and migrants, almost a quarter of whom children, arrived in Europe through the Mediterranean migration routes. Most children arrived in Greece and Spain.
- Between January and September 2018, nearly 16,700 children benefitted from UNICEF specialized child protection support in Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Germany. With the start of the school year, 13,810 children were also reached with UNICEF-supported formal and non-formal education activities.
- Some 3,600 people had access to gender-based violence prevention and response services, and close to 2,000 social and other frontline workers were trained on child protection standards and child protection in emergencies.
- Despite notable efforts by national authorities, UN agencies and partners to respond to the needs of children on the move, seeking asylum or stranded, migration continues to be the topic of heated political debates across Europe, resulting in many children remaining in poor reception conditions, including detention, with limited access to protection, services and durable solutions.
- In July 2018, UNICEF revised its funding requirements, now amounting to US$ 34,184,000. This reflects increasing needs in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Read more>>>