Thu, 05/18/2017

World leaders are meeting in Sicily for the G7 on 26-27 May to discuss the state of the world.

Only a few miles away, children are arriving on those same shores almost every day, escaping their homes in the hope of building a better life in a safer country.

The number of refugee and migrant children travelling alone has reached a record high – almost a five-fold increase since 2010.

UNICEF’s new report, A Child is a Child: Protecting children on the move from violence, abuse and exploitation details how an increasing number of these children are taking highly dangerous routes, often at the mercy of smugglers and traffickers, to reach their destinations. 

Children on the move are first and foremost children. UNICEF is calling on G7 leaders to adopt a six-point agenda to keep them safe from exploitation, abuse and death.

If you believe a child is a child no matter what, then stand with #ChildrenUprooted and join UNICEF in calling on governments to forge a global agreement to protect and guarantee the rights of children as they move, no matter who or where they are.