Disrupted Flight: The realities of separated refugee families in the EU

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ECRE, European Council of Refugees and Exiles

This report analyses the reality of family reunification in Europe for a particularly vulnerable group of migrants, people in need of international protection.

An informal network of ECRE members and Red Cross offices working in the field of family reunification for beneficiaries of international protection has provided concrete information about the implementation across a selection of EU Member States of the right to family life in line with the corresponding EU legal framework.

Using information provided by 15 member organisations, the major problems encountered in 12 Member States have been mapped out to identify ways to promote the effective enjoyment of this human right by persons seeking protection in the EU.

Given the fact that the European Union has entered the implementing phase of the asylum package, the information and recommendations gathered in this report only reflect current legal contexts, which may be subject to change.

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