West Africa

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…

UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants: Nothing to celebrate Posted Sep 16, 2016

CSOs call on the UN Summit for a change with commitments At the High Level Summit (HLS) of the UN General Assembly on addressing large…

Children on the move: detention is a violation of their rights Posted Sep 14, 2016

“Detention for administrative purposes can never ever be in the best interest of a child” states François Crépeau, UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of…

Children on the move: Uprooted by Boko Haram Posted Sep 09, 2016

                    1.4 million children have been displaced by the conflict between government forces and armed groups which…

Uprooted: The Growing Crisis for Refugee and Migrant Children Posted Sep 08, 2016

50 million children have migrated across borders or been forcibly displaced within their own countries around the world today; more than half of these children…

Run for children… with children! Posted Aug 05, 2016

The sporting challenge to run a quadruple marathon in West Africa for a better protection of migrant children achieved its goals thanks to Olivier Geissler,…

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…

Report: Danger every step of the way Posted Jul 19, 2016

A harrowing journey to Europe for refugee and migrant children “Around the world, almost one in 10 children live in countries and areas affected by armed…