Refugee and Migrant Children in Europe - Overview of Trends January–December 2018

Refugee and Migrant Children in Europe - Overview of Trends January-December 2018

Between January and December 2018, some 30,085 children arrived in Greece, Italy, Spain and Bulgaria, of whom 12,717 (42%) were unaccompanied or separated children (UASC). Arrival of children overall in 2018 dropped by 7% compared to 2017 (32,963).

This factsheet is jointly produced by UNHCR, 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 UASC). It compiles key child-related data based on available official sources: arrival, asylum applications, asylum decisions, profiling of arrivals, relocations programs between EU Member States, as well as returns from Greece to Turkey under the EUTurkey statement.

The present factsheet covers the period January to December 2018 and is produced on quarterly basis to provide up-todate information on refugee and migrant children, including unaccompanied and separated children.

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