Unaccompanied migrant children in Lesbos are being incorrectly identified as adults and housed with unrelated adults, leaving them vulnerable to abuse and unable to access the specific care they need, HRW said.
A research study reviews the drivers of migration from Syria and the neighboring countries. Routes and conditions of the journey are also evaluated with special attention given to the risks confronted by children.
The first comprehensive analysis, “At the Root of Exodus: Food security, conflict and international migration,” explores the role that food security and other factors play in compelling cross-border migration.
Since the start of 2017, nearly 37,000 refugees and migrants, 13 per cent of whom are children, have reached Italy by sea via the Central Mediterranean. At least 849 people have been lost at sea along the route since January.