Middle East


Art project shows horror witnessed by Mosul’s children in toy form Posted Sep 14, 2017

Over 900,000 people were forced to flee Mosul after Iraqi forces launched a military campaign to retake the city from Islamic State in October 2016…

Middle Eastern organisations champion child rights in Global Compact on Migration Posted Sep 01, 2017

Civil society organisations from across the Middle East and North Africa are mobilising to push for staunch human and child rights protection for children and…

Laying the foundations: How Syria conference can empower children to build country’s future Posted Apr 04, 2017

With the Syrian War now lasting longer than World War Two, it may seem difficult to think of a time when the guns fall silent…

One year on: Children driven to self-harm by EU-Turkey deal Posted Mar 17, 2017

“Self-harm has become so common among refugee children in Greek detention centres, you can almost consider it a hobby.” It’s just one example of harrowing…

#NoLostGeneration Posted Jan 25, 2017

The No Lost Generation initiative was launched in 2013, it focuses on the plight of children affected by the Syrian crisis. Concerned about the real…

Youth Call for children on the move Posted Nov 07, 2016

“We are children on the move. But, first of all, we are children – with children’s rights” is the general principle of a Youth Call…

We believe in Youth Posted Oct 10, 2016

“There is a pressing need to reach out to Refugee Youth”, who form the large proportion of the refugee population, particularly in the Middle East…

School did not start for everyone Posted Oct 06, 2016

There are six million primary and secondary school-age refugees under UNHCR’s mandate: 3.7 million of them are out of school. Only 50 per cent of refugee…

A Global Path to End Child Detention Posted Sep 21, 2016

The Inter-Agency Working Group to End Child Detention (IAWG), an international alliance which assist States to “completely and expeditiously” end the practice of child immigration detention and of which…

#MigrantRights Campaign Posted Sep 20, 2016

There are over 232 million international migrants in the world today and an estimated 20 percent of migrants are in an irregular situation. One out of…