Refugee and Migrant Children in Europe

More than 33,000 children arrived accompanied, unaccompanied or separated to Europe in 2019 – new factsheet provides an overview of trends.

Refugee and Migrant Children in Europe: Accompanied, Unaccompanied and Separated

UNHCR has produced a factsheet jointly with UNICEF and IOM with the aim to support evidence-based decision-making and advocacy on issues related to refugee and migrant children.  

The document provides an overview of the situation in Europe with regards to refugee and migrant children (accompanied and UASCs). It compiles key child-related data based on available official sources: Arrival, reception, asylum applications, asylum decisions, profiling of arrivals, relocation within Europe, resettlement to European countries, as well as returns from Greece to Turkey under the EU-Turkey statement and assisted voluntary returns from European countries.  

The present factsheet covers the period January to December 2019. The factsheet is produced every six months to provide upto-date information on refugee and migrant children, including unaccompanied and separated children. 

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