From Faith to Action: Inter-Religious Action to Protect the Rights of Children Affected by Migration

This publication aims to highlight the actual and potential roles of faith actors in contributing towards an effective and holistic response to child displacement in Europe and Central Asia

Tesfit, 25, an Eritrean asylum seeker tickles Bettie, 3, the daughter of an Eritrean friend, at the Cara reception center in Mineo, Sicily, on May 18, 2016. The camp, formerly a U.S. military barracks, holds approximately 3,000 people. Of the 150,000 migrants and refugees who arrived in Italy in 2015, the vast majority of people are coming from West Africa.  In May 2016, since the beginning of 2016, almost 184,500 people have crossed the Mediterranean to seek safety and protection in Europe. Following the s
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The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities, the World Council of Churches, and UNICEF are pleased to share the publication, From Faith to Action: Inter-Religious Action to Protect the Rights Of Children Affected By Migration with A Focus On Europe And Central Asia.

This publication highlights the actual and potential roles of faith actors in contributing towards an effective and holistic response to child displacement in Europe and Central Asia. It illustrates a plurality of ways in which faith actors actively support children and youth on the move, including through ensuring protection and social inclusion, providing spiritual and psychosocial support, countering xenophobia and discrimination, and advocating for policy changes.

The publication is connected with the Action Plan developed during the “From Faith to Action” conference in December 2020.

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UNICEF Europe and Central Asia Regional Office
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