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Which protection for children involved in mobility in West Africa

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«Quelle protection pour les enfants concernés par la mobilité en Afrique de l’Ouest?» is a new publication which analyses and documents the mobility of youth and children in West and Central Africa.

Written by Olivier Feneyrol, child protection consultant, it documents a two years research project put in place jointly by 8 agencies: Enda, ILO, IOM, MAEJT, Plan, Save the Children, Terre des hommes and Unicef. The project was supported by Oak and Jacobs Foundations.

Children on the move were the main actors of the research conducted in four countries, i.e. Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea and Togo. The aim behind was to study the various forms of child mobility and their consequences on child protection, from the perspective of formal actors as well as communities and children concerned. Whilst demonstrating that mobility can be positive for the child, the publication identifies also a high level of vulnerability of these children. The document ends with a set of recommendations from State and non-State actors,at national and regional level.