The Rights of All Children in the Context of International Migration: Voices of Children on the Move

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This report summarises the consultations with migrant children carried out in preparation for the Day of General Discussion (DGD) in five regions around the world over a period of 3 months, involving over 100 children. Children were consulted in China, Myanmar, Lao PDR, Thailand, Serbia, Italy, South Africa and Mozambique. The boys and girls involved were aged between 11 and 18 years and had migrated from a range of countries, including Afghanistan, Kosovo, Somalia, Mali, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Mozambique, Swaziland, Myanmar, Lao PDR and Thailand. This report reflects the views of these children and young people and the experiences they have lived through during each stage of their journeys, from when they left home, during travel and at destination. Finally, it summarizes children’s recommendations on ways to improve the services and the support they receive. The report also includes the views and voices of young people with whom Save the Children has consulted as part of its on-going programmatic work on the protection and support of children on the move as well as the recommendations of the members of the African Movement of Working Children and Youths, a child-led organisation with whom Save the Children works closely in West Africa as part of its work on child mobility in that region.

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