This report provides a comprehensive assessment of irregular child migration from Ethiopia based on a case study in five regions: Amhara, Oromia, Tigray, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Region (SNNPR) and Dire Dawa. The report first provides an insight into the characteristics of child migration patterns from Ethiopia, with an analysis of the socioeconomic profile of child migrants, the driving forces for irregular child migration, and the children’s migratory routes and decision-making processes. Furthermore, the study elaborates on the vulnerabilities of unaccompanied migrant children and the various protection risks they face during their migration journeys, in countries of transit and upon arrival in the destination countries. The report also presents data on existing support mechanisms and concludes by providing recommendations for policy-making and programming to address the special protection concerns of child migrants. These recommendations cover services and activities in the areas of prevention, protection and reintegration, and suggestions for the development of an integrated multidisciplinary response to address irregular migration of unaccompanied migrant children.
About the Migration Network Hub
What is the Migration Network Hub?
The Hub is a virtual “meeting space” where governments, stakeholders and experts can access and share migration-related information and services. It provides curated content, analysis and information on a variety of topics.
The Hub aims to support UN Member States in the implementation, follow-up and review of the Global Compact for Migration by serving as a repository of existing evidence, practices and initiatives, and facilitating access to knowledge sharing via online discussions, an expert database and demand-driven, tailor-made solutions (launching in 2021).
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The Hub aims to help you find information on migration, ranging from policy briefs and journal articles, existing portals and platforms and what they offer, to infographics and videos. The different types of resources submitted by users undergo peer review by a panel of experts from within the UN and beyond, before being approved for inclusion in the Hub. To provide guidance to users based on findings of the needs assessment, the content is ordered so that more comprehensive and global resources are shown before more specific and regional ones. Know a great resource? Please submit using the links above and your suggestion will be reviewed. Please see the draft criteria for existing practices here.
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