Children on the move: key facts and figures

Millions of children have migrated across borders or been forcibly displaced. As of 2016, 28 million children were living in forced displacement – this includes 12 million child refugees and child asylum seekers, and 16 million children living in internal displacement due to conflict and violence.

Violation of Article 3 during detention: ECHR rules against Bulgaria

On the 7th of December 2017, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled against Bulgaria a violation of Article 3 (inhuman and degrading treatment) concerning a family with its three children during their detainment in 2015. The press release of the ECHR reads as follows:

The Road for Refugees: Rejected, Refused, Returning Home

Last week, my friends and I went on a road trip around the Balkans, armed with a tiny rental car and the world’s most powerful passport. At the recommendation of our other friends, we contacted LEGIS, an NGO based in Skopje, and organised a visit to a refugee camp in Tabanovce. There, we met...

How xenophobic rhetoric failed

The Opposition in Macedonia wanted to mobilize voters with the initiative against refugees. It even collected signatures for referenda against migrants.

Volunteer Story

At the dawn of my thirties, I wanted to see the world. A genuine bicycle touring enthusiast, I took my bike in March 2016 with my friend David and we left France toward Eastern Europe, not knowing what exactly lay in store. When we arrived in Belgrade, Serbia, we realised what the situation of...

Call for refugee protest on Syndagma Square

We are more than 4,000 refugees awaiting our transfer to Germany – most of which are families who are waiting already more than 18 months in Greece under deplorable conditions.

Volunteer Story

My name is David Jordan and I have been volunteering with migrants and refugees along the Balkan route for ten months. I have spent time in Greece, Serbia, and Macedonia volunteering both inside official camps and with those who prefer irregular migration outside official camps.

Unlawful death of refugees and migrants Note by the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the General Assembly the report of the Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Agnes Callamard, submitted in accordance with Assembly resolution 71/198.