An "unaccompanied child" is a child separated from both parents and other relatives who is not being cared for by any other adult who, by law or custom, is responsible for doing so. Unaccompanied or separated children (UASC) are potentially more vulnerable to migration risks, due to their young age and unaccompanied status.
This issue of the Bulletin features reports, reviews, and studies on relevant migration and migration health topics such as medical diaspora, unaccompanied minors, health information systems management, and migrants’ immunization coverage.
The audio podcast episode centres on international migration and the health of unaccompanied minors.
Millions of children are on the move, both within and between countries, with or without their parents. The conditions under which movement takes place are often treacherous, putting migrant children, especially unaccompanied and separated children, at an increased risk of economic or sexual exploitation, abuse, neglect and violence.