Situation reports and advocacy briefs on refugee and migrant children
Latest information on refugee and migrant children in Europe
Situation report are the main reporting tool to monitor UNICEF's Humanitarian Action for Children appeal for the refugee and migrant response in Europe. It provides an update on the situation and needs of refugee and migrant children and women in Europe, as well as UNICEF's response and funding requirements.
Latest situation report
- Children continued to make up a quarter of all refugees and migrants arriving in Europe through Mediterranean migration routes in 2020. As of March 2020, nearly 52,000 refugee and migrant children were present in Italy, Greece and the rest of the Balkans.
- In 2020, UNICEF ensured nearly 15,700 children could access psychosocial support and case management, while 16,600 could follow formal and non- formal education classes in Italy, Greece and the rest of the Balkans.
- Over 3,300 women, girls, boys and men benefitted from enhanced GBV prevention and response services, while 518 frontline practitioners had their skills and knowledge on child protection expanded in Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro.
- Although there are only a few confirmed cases of Covid-19 within the migrant and refugee population in the region as of March 2020, the rapid spread of the pandemic across Europe has been deeply concerning for the tens of thousands of people, including children, staying in sub-standard and overcrowded reception and accommodation centres with limited access to WASH facilities and basic services, especially on the Greek islands.
All situation reports
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Report 16: September Report 15: August Report 14: July
Report 13: June Report 12: May Report 11: April
Report 10: March Report 9: February Report 8: January
Report 7:14 December 2015 - 3 January 2016