Case Studies

Situation of Children Affected by Migration in ASEAN Member States

Children of migrant workers at the Child-Friendly Space located inside a Sansiri construction site in Bangkok. In the image, a girl sit with a book in front of her


Through these five case studies, more nuance is added to the complex regional picture of children affected by migration, looking, for example, at children left behind when one or more parents migrate to find work in Cambodia’s Battambang province. Parents migrating can lead to remittances to their families, which can ultimately improve their children’s lives. However, children left behind may not be in a secure and stable family setting during parental absence and may be exposed to protection risks and to poor social and emotional outcomes. As such, attention from the social service workforce is essential both during and after a parent has migrated. These sorts of layers to specific concerns related to the situation of children affected by migration are explored here, across Cambodia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam.

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UNICEF, Coram International
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