Leading Human Rights Groups Call for Renewed Commitment to Solidarity and Action to Protect Children in Migration at EU borders

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Caritas Europa,Child Circle,DCI, Defence for Children International,Defence for Children - ECPAT Netherlands,Defence for Children Greece,Defence for Children Italia,Dutch Council for Refugees,ELIL, European Lawyers in Lesvos,Eurochild,FOCSIV, Italian Federation Christian Organisations for voluntary international service,ICMC, International Catholic Migration Commission,International Social Service Italia,IRC, International Rescue Committee,Irish Refugee Council,KIND, Kids in Need of Defense,Lumos,Methoria,Missing Children Europe,Oxfam International,Refugees International,Safe Passage International,Save the Children International,SOS Children's Villages International

Ahead of the Justice and Home Affairs Council, 9-10 December 2021, a joint statement supported by 22 organisations and prepared by Save the Children, Child Circle and Safe Passage calls for a renewed focus on EU responsibility sharing frameworks. Human rights groups argue that existing family reunion procedures and the expansion of voluntary relocation should be used more extensively to protect children and families on the move at the onset of winter, to improve migration management and ease tensions at various borders.

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