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Tens of Thousands of Child Refugees Are Missing in Europe, and Many More Are Suffering a Plight Beyond Imagination

World  (tags: world, humanrights, children, refugees )

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UNICEF releases a sobering report on the horrific circumstance of refugee children, but world leaders ignore its suggestions.


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Rose Becke (141)
Monday June 27, 2016, 10:12 pm
Posted for Vivien

Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday June 28, 2016, 1:35 am
Shared over social media to spread awareness, Rose & Vivien

None of this (or a drastically reduced number) would have happened had the Immigration Crisis been triggered by War mongering in the countries these people have fled from.

Vivien Green (153)
Tuesday June 28, 2016, 4:18 am
Thank you for posting Rose.
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Animae C (508)
Tuesday June 28, 2016, 4:50 am
Shaking my head in disbelief & disgust at the human race!!!

Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday June 28, 2016, 6:26 am
Reshared article.

How one goes about investigating and trying to resolve this is anyone's guess. It will takes months, if not years, if ever.

caroline lord (0)
Tuesday June 28, 2016, 6:59 pm
thank you

Judy C (91)
Tuesday June 28, 2016, 11:44 pm
The world is failing its children. The whole report is damning, but this stood out to me, as an American:

There are now two hundred and fifty “immigrant detention centers”–a euphemism for prison–in the United States. These centers house unknown numbers of children. About a hundred thousand unaccompanied children were arrested at the US-Mexico border last year–many of them are held in these centers. Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are in favor of the deportation of these children–against international law, whose principle of non-refoulement suggests that refugees cannot be sent back to their countries if they may face serious human rights violations.

Last week, seven children–all refugees–wrote a joint letter to the Home Secretary of the United Kingdom. “We are the children you see on the dangerous boats to Europe,” they wrote, “torn from our families by war. We’re the children you see living through hell in ‘The Jungle’ in Calais. We will never forget those horrific months.” These children arrived in the UK and are now with their families. They want the other children across Europe to have the same outcome. “Some people have a negative view of refugees,” they write, “but we just want a second chance of living a happy life with our families and away from war.” A letter like this to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton might be a good idea. It would let them know that the unaccompanied children who cross the Rio Grande are children – eager for a better life, not a threat to the United States of America.

Thanks for posting this, Vivien & Rose.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Wednesday June 29, 2016, 12:40 am
Reshared article over social media, to spread awareness.

Betty Kowall (304)
Wednesday June 29, 2016, 4:45 am
Protect children!

Lenore K (0)
Wednesday June 29, 2016, 5:37 pm
I will pray for them

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 29, 2016, 7:37 pm
Very disturbing.

Peggy B (43)
Saturday July 2, 2016, 6:57 am
Why isn't more being done about this?

Darren Woolsey (218)
Saturday July 2, 2016, 9:09 am
Reshared article over social media, to spread awareness

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