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Up to three quarters of children and youth face abuse, exploitation and trafficking on Mediterranean migration routes – UNICEF, IOM

Children from sub-Saharan Africa targeted more than any other group, pointing to impact of discrimination and racism

Report calls on Europe to establish “safe and regular pathways” for migration

NEW YORK/BRUSSELS, 12 September 2017 – Migrant and refugee children and youth trying to reach Europe face appalling levels of human rights abuses, with 77 per cent of those traveling along the Central Mediterranean route reporting direct experiences of abuse, exploitation, and practices which may amount to human trafficking – UNICEF and IOM, the UN Migration Agency, said today in a new report. MORE

 

 

 
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