Author: Cathy Macherel
Media: Tribune de Genève , Switzerland
Date of Publication: 24 March, 2019
Title: Randomly Sorting Migrant Children
Short summary: The care for unaccompanied minor migrants is becoming a subject of tension in Europe. The culture of suspicion tends to replace the rights of the child. Between 2015 and 2017, 183,000 unaccompanied minors applied for asylum in Europe. Although overall the number of migrants arriving on the continent has been decreasing since the peak of 2015, the proportion of unaccompanied minors among arrivals continues to increase. Therefore, around their care, are forming important tensions. They are between NGOs that defend the absolute right of these minors to be protected and States bored to see these numbers inflate the bill of social assistance. In this context, the procedures for determining the age of these migrants, with a decision that means more or less aid and protection, have become a major issue in Europe.
The author, Cathy Macherel won a Migration Media Award with her story “La Pista”, the Destination where the Rejected from Europe Land
View as pdf file:En Europe, le tri très aléatoire des mineurs étrangers isolés _ Tribune de Genève_compressed