UNICEF: Thousands Of Refugee Children Live ‘in limbo’

New York  –  An estimated 24,600 refugee children are “living in limbo” waiting to join their families in Western Europe, UNICEF said on Thursday in New York.

The organisation said that single mothers and children were among the nearly 75,000 refugees and migrants stranded in Greece, Bulgaria, Hungary and the Western Balkan Country.

According to Afshan Khan, the UNICEF Regional Director and Special Coordinator for the Refugees and Migrant Crisis in Europe, the family reunification process is slow, and its outcome is uncertain.

“This uncertainty can cause significant emotional distress and anxiety for children and families, setting them back for years to come,” Khan added.

The organisation said that the migrants were waiting to find out when and whether or not they could join their male relatives, who had gone ahead of them to the EU countries, the organisation said in a statement.

Related Story:  Mysterious Virus Is Infecting Children All Over The U.S.

“We are seeing single mothers and children stranded in Greece, Serbia and Bulgaria, who have not seen their husbands and fathers for months or even years”.

According to UNICEF, the reunification requests can take between ten months and two years to be processed and the EU countries have varying policies on whether or not to allow asylum seekers to join their families.

UNICEF recalled that nearly 5,000 family reunification requests were made from Greece in 2016, 700 of which were from unaccompanied and separated children.

The organisation added that 1,107 successful applicants reached their destination countries by the end of the year.

MTN News Alert
DMON
To receive our mobile newspaper on MTN delivered on your phone, text SAWD to 4900 at N50 per week or SAMD to 4900 at N150 per month.
For information on press releases, photos, promotional events and adverts, call or send text to 08173460599 or 08094208271or send email to: info@sundiatapost.com

Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

Sundiata Post Media Ltd.

Address: 3rd Floor Office Suite, Bayelsa State Guest House, Plot 1038, Shehu Shagari Way, Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria.
Tel: +234(0)92900705, +234(0)8173460599
Whatsapp: +234(0)8053069436
BBM PIN: 5619150D
Email: info@sundiatapost.com
Website: www.sundiatapost.com

Enugu Regional Office: SW 1 New Haven Shopping Mall, Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria.
Tel: +234(0)7062582838
https://twitter.com/sundiatapost/

London Office: 18 Belgrave Avenue, Wd18 7UE, Watford, United Kingdom.
Tel: +447417554143
Dubai Office: PAU Management Suite, Level 23 - Boulevard Plaza Tower 2, Emaar Boulevard,
P. O. Box 124342, Dubai, UAE.
Tel: +971 4 4096849 | Fax: +971 4 409 6850
About Us

SundiataPost is published by Sundiata Post Media Limited, Sundiata Post is Nigeria’s most authoritative online newspaper and ranks among the top five online news platforms in Nigeria.

Guild of Corporate online publishers
ACCREDITED MEMBER
A Glance at Our Advert Rate.

Inside Pages

Size In Pixels - Amount

120×180 - N27,967.50

300×100 - N24,695

Text Link - N11,275

More Details info

About Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advert Rate