Around 3.5 million children in Syria are refugees in their own country. Now, a rising number of children is travelling alone to Europe. Nearly 300,000 child refugees arrived in Germany in 2015, more than 50,000 of them unaccompanied.
Advocacy groups in Germany want the next government to incorporate the rights of children and teens into the country's constitution. They say failure to protect younger generations could have dangerous results.
A Turkish truck driver has been detained in Germany after police found 51 refugees inside the vehicle, including 17 children. The migrants were hungry and some of them showed signs of dehydration, police said.
As a new school year begins in Iran, there has been attention drawn towards migrant children who are out of school. With the number of these children estimated around 1 million, it presents a problem for social services.
Many of the children migrants have been subjected to forced labor and prostitution. UN officials have called on the EU to create "protection corridors" for children migrants fleeing to Europe.
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