UNICEF, United Nations Children's Fund
During the last decades, the issue of migration has increased considerably in Niger. The movement of migrants through the Sahara Desert continues to have a devastating toll on human life with many dying on their way across the desert due to extra judicial killings, dehydration and starvation. The journey also poses risks to extortion, torture, sexual violence and exploitation, as well as forced labor. Children on the move are exposed to these and other risks, which make them extremely vulnerable, especially when they are having to move outside of safe and legal pathways, and are unaccompanied or separated.
This issue brief presents insights on child protection concerns and children on the move in Niger.