A record 95,079 child migrants had arrived alone at the US’s southern border by July this year. The US is legally responsible for these children, but it is struggling to give them adequate care.
On the eve of the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the human rights of child migrants rarely follow them when they cross borders.
The British government is yet to set up a formal redress scheme for children sent away as migrants to Australia and elsewhere.
If an undocumented migrant is a minor or an adult can have far-reaching implications. A forensic anthropologist explains why relying solely on dental X-rays to determine age doesn’t work.
Post-WWII Britain welcomed child refugees with open arms. Now they are put in camps and treated with contempt.
Fleeing from persecution is not the only reason migrants leave their home countries.
Hundreds of child asylum seekers are being taken to the UK, as closure of the Calais camp nears. But their journey to safety is not over yet.
Research in Italy shows bullies can be prejudiced against immigrants.
States need to think of alternatives instead of locking up children on the move.