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EU ACTIONS ON CHILDREN IN MIGRATION

Ana Maria BOLBORICI

The subject of this paper is centered on the migrant children rights in the context of huge waves of migrants to the European Union. The principles outlined in the international human rights framework apply both to children and adults. Children are mentioned explicitly in many of the human rights instruments; standards are specifically modified or adapted where the needs and concerns surrounding a right are distinct for children. All children have the same rights; all rights are interconnected and of equal importance. Having this regard, there are 50 million children in migration worldwide   28 million of them fled violence and insecurity; one in 200 children is a refugee; one in three children living outside country of birth is a refugee; children constitute half the refugee population; one in eight migrants is a child. There are approximative 5.4 million children migrants in Europe (about 7% of region's migrants) and is fundamental to ensure that any child needing protection receives it and that, regardless of their immigration status, all children are treated as children first and foremost.

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