UNICEF Social Inclusion, Policy and Budgeting

For Better Implementation of Migrant Children's Rights in South Africa

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AUTHOR Ingrid Palmary, PhD
ORGANIZATION UNICEF
TYPE Field Examples
DATE 2009
TOPIC Migration
LANGUAGE English
ABSTRACT

This report outlines the situation facing children who migrate across international borders to South Africa. There is lack of capacity for intervention with child migrants in South Africa. Many of the migrant rights organizations that exist do not specifically address the rights of children and many children's organizations lack the knowledge on migrant children's rights to intervene effectively. Access to rights is almost entirely facilitated by NGOs in South Africa with migrant children having very limited direct access to government departments and services. This report makes recommendations for intervention by the United Nations Children's Fund and other partners for strengthening migrant children's access to basic rights in South Africa.


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