South-South migration has surpassed migration to the global North. Children account for 31 percent of overall migration in Africa, but sound policy responses have yet to emerge. A new Policy Brief argues that a better understanding of child migration is needed in order to provide adequate measures for protection. Based on fieldwork in the horn of Africa, the brief also argues that international legal tools and migration policies must take children’s migratory movements into account. The brief is written by Giulia Spagna and contributes to DIIS research on high risk migration.