Between, Young Refugees in Search of a Life in Dignity
Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
An increasing number of children adolescents set off and leave parents and their countries of origin in search for decent and fair lives. They are exposed to many dangers during the months of their ight. When they arrive in Europe, they live in constant insecurity as they are threatened with immediate deportation.Refugees are unwelcome guests in Europe, whether they are adults, children or adolescents. European governments use all means at hand to prevent these people from entering European territories: Technological build-up at the borders, increase of risk when crossing the Mediterrane- an Sea, humiliating treatment by the administration, exclusion from regular life, livelihood at the lowest level.
Not only adults are treated this way, but also children and adolescents, quite a number of them arriving without parents or another trustworthy person. All European governments act this way, though they have ratified the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child and agreed to the obligation to provide appropriate protection and humanitarian support to these children.