Trust “key” in protection of unaccompanied minors

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Boys play at Kara Tepe refugee camp on the outskirts of Mytilini, Lesvos, Greece. Photo: UNICEF/UN057951/Gilbertson VII Photo

A plan has been unveiled to protect unaccompanied refugee and migrant children from violence and abuse as they head to – and travel within – Europe, the UN announced on Monday.

The proposals are contained in a document called The Roadmap – the work of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the International Rescue Committee (IRC).

A key recommendation includes gaining the trust of youngsters who often have no one to rely on, leaving them at the mercy of traffickers, as the UN Refugee Agency's Diane Goodman told Daniel Johnson.

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