Why Are We Failing to Support Lone Refugee Children?

«This is not a case of wishing these unaccompanied minors back to their homelands – which would be as illegal and expensive as it is immoral. It’ s a choice between finding a legal path to reunifying families and leaving children to make dangerous journeys alone, effectively placing them in the hands of traffickers.

The response to the influx of refugee children – with honorable exceptions such as the Greek charity METAdrasi, which has provided heroic support – has been to wave them on their way to a smugglers’ march through the Balkans.»

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