Press releases


Calais: children’s rights violations Posted Nov 03, 2016

UN experts urge France and the UK to take measures for the unaccompanied minors GENEVA (2 November 2016) –  The Governments of France and the…

Migration control is not only about keeping people out Posted Oct 26, 2016

UN experts call for vision and leadership NEW YORK (24 October 2016) – Migration governance cannot be only about closing borders and keeping people out,…

Zeid warns against populists and demagogues in Europe and the U.S. Posted Sep 07, 2016

THE HAGUE / GENEVA (5 September 2016) – In a hard-hitting speech in the Hague on Monday, UN human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein…

UN Migrant Workers Committee endorses vital tool for protection of child migrants Posted Sep 06, 2016

GENEVA (5 September 2016) – The UN Committee on the Rights of Migrant Workers and Members of their Families today expressed alarm about the plight…

Press Release: ADEM position on the situation of migrant children in Como/Chiasso Posted Aug 22, 2016

August 18, 2016 – Members of ADEM[1] wish to express their concern about the migrant situation in the region of Chiasso (Switzerland) and Como (Italy),…

A quadruple marathon in Africa for a better protection of migrant children Posted Jul 26, 2016

4 marathons in 4 consecutive days in 4 countries: this is the challenge that the Director of the International Social Service (ISS) Switzerland is preparing…

Systematic violations of children’s rights under the new Hungarian Asylum and immigration regime Posted Jul 20, 2016

Budapest, 20th July 2016 –    Hungary contravenes EU and international standards on non-refoulement    Terre des Hommes calls on Hungary and the EU to…

Reject dangerous migration response plan Posted Jun 27, 2016

Joint NGO statement ahead of the European Council of 28-29 June 2016 The European Union is set to open a dark chapter in its history…

Italy: Scholarships for foreign unaccompanied minors Posted Jun 23, 2016

“We have decided, together with Terre des Hommes, to escape the logic of pure assistance and emergency in the reception of immigrants, and we are…

Italy: deadly paths for thousands of children Posted Jun 03, 2016

“The intensification of the travels in the Mediterranean to reach Europe and the resulting massacres at sea are the proof  of the need to start…