Middle East and North Africa

We campaign for sustainable solutions for children and young people on the move in the Middle East and North Africa and Europe, including for those who travel across the Mediterranean.

What we are doing

We are campaigning to ensure that children travelling to Europe through the Mediterranean can access comprehensive, protective and sustainable solutions that ensure fulfilment of their human rights and their best interests. This includes advocacy at EU level. We are establishing a youth ambassador’s programme to support young people to be at the heart of and lead the direction of campaigning. 

We are developing a new campaign strategy in MENA so more coming soon. 

Members and partners in MENA

In each region, we work with a variety of local, national and international youth-led organisations and civil society organisations whose work is grounded in the rights of the child, and which have expertise in child protection, mobility, research and campaigning. Our members work in many different ways to promote and enhance protection and the participation of children and young people.

Become a youth ambassador

Are you interested in being part of Destination Unknown’s network of young people in Europe and the Middle East and North Africa?

We are looking for young, motivated leaders from the Euro Mediterranean region to become Youth Ambassadors and campaign for the rights of children and youth on the move to be upheld, both within their respective countries and regionally. 

16 candidates will be selected and invited to attend a virtual capacity-building programme between 16-31 March 2021. 

Find out more here.

Apply now

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Promising Practices

Supporting social inclusion through sports in Egypt
Find out about how the introduction of leisure and sporting activities for boys and girls is helping to integrate refugee and Egyptian children allowing them to make friends, connect and communicate better with each other.

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