On International Migrants' Day, the Committee on Migration adopted the following statement:
12/12/2017 MIGRATION, REFUGEES AND DISPLACED PERSONS
Having returned from his fact-finding visit to Tbilisi, Georgia on 27 November 2017, Killion Munyama (Poland, EPP/CD) said:
UNICEF reports that some 170,000 unaccompanied minors arrived in Europe in 2015-2016, often having no identity documents. In order to offer them protection and assistance, it is necessary to determine their age. However, currently there is no assessment process which can determine the exact age of individuals.
Meeting in Copenhagen at Standing Committee level, the parliamentarians said that the development of a child-sensitive, holistic model of age assessment would enable European states to meet the needs of unaccompanied and separated children.
Referring to the serious humanitarian crisis taking place in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, the Political Affairs Committee has made the following statement, in line with Rule 47.9 of the Rules of Procedure of the Assembly:
“In Myanmar’s Rakhine State, a serious humanitarian crisis is taking place. The security forces are carrying out operations against Rohingya Muslims, killing thousands of civilians. It is reported that Myanmar has blocked UN aid agencies delivering vital aid supplies and nearly 90 thousand civilians have left their homes and moved to Bangladesh.