TDH Position Paper on Child Trafficking

Position Paper

Complex and large-scale population movements are strongly influencing the vulnerabilities of children worldwide. The number of children ‘on the move’ is growing dramatically, with an estimate of 36,6 million international migrants worldwide under the age of 20.1 Children become particularly vulnerable to violence, abuse and exploitation when leaving their protective network, and lack access to child-friendly services and support, both during their journey and at their new destination. Authorities see these children as outsiders not entitled to the same rights as local children, which results in abuse,detention and harsh working conditions.

Terre des Hommes Netherlands (TdH NL) aims to end child trafficking and unsafe migration by 2030. From 2016-2018 we will work in fourteen countries in Asia and Africa (India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Lao PDR, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Ethiopia) to end child trafficking and unsafe migration.

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