The Problem of Migration of Unaccompanied Children


  • Olena Klymenko State University of Telecommunications



migrant children, unaccompanied children, migration crisis, migration manipulations, flexible solidarity policy


The purpose of the article is to study the problem of migration of unaccompanied children in the context of the current migration crisis. The author analyzes the key trends in world migration and defines the role of children in it as a specific socio-demographic group with special needs and legal guarantees. The article examines the key areas of migration and provides statistical information on the dynamics of international migration of children over the past 30 years, as well as specifies the distribution of migrant children by regions of settlement. The analysis of gender peculiarities of participation of children in migration processes is carried out separately. In particular, the author determined that both female and male children on the migration route face an incredible array of risks, the nature of which is directly dependent on the gender of the migrant child. Special attention is paid to the analysis of scientific theories concerning the issues of children’s participation in migration processes, in particular: assimilation, integration, incorporation, multiculturalism.


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