Regional Situation Analysis on Children Affected by Migration in ASEAN Member States

Understanding how children are affected by migration to inform migration policies and practices that are in the best interests of the child

Ly Thi Kim Ngoc, 5, works with her grandmother and grandfather in a rice field near the family's house.
UNICEF/2016/Lynch

Highlights

Until recently, children were invisible in migration literature. Migration was viewed as an adult experience, with child migrants typically being seen only as an extension of their parents. As a result, little is known about the unique realities of migration for children, or about the impact of migration policies on them. As such, this Situation Analysis aims to serve as a major contribution to this field of literature, paying particular attention to ASEAN Member States.

This publication places the child at the center, allowing us to better understand how children are affected by migration to inform migration policies and practices that are in the best interests of the child. Importantly, it supports the implementation of the landmark ASEAN Declaration on the Rights of Children in the Context of Migration and the subsequent Regional Plan of Action 2021-2030 that was developed to support its implementation.

While the Situation Analysis provides a comprehensive overview of children affected by migration in ASEAN, the strength of this package lies in the parts that make it up —namely, a legal review, a series of country briefs, five in-depth case studies and a business policy brief. Click here to the package. 

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