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Separated children in Switzerland
Each year, 300 to 600 unaccompanied minors arrive in Switzerland . Who are these children and young people who migrate alone ? What is their voice? What are their rights ? At the heart of the current revision of the law on asylum , what is our responsibility as the host country in light of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) ? The " Unaccompanied Minors exhibition in Switzerland ? And then ... " illustrates the worrying situation of these children and adolescents who are outside their country of origin without their parents or their legal representative.
This year, we continued our work in favour of children and families in need of support in transnational legal and social disputes, together with our partners in Switzerland and throughout the world.
We strived, for each of our activities, to find the best conditions to guarantee that children can grow up safely, in a stable family environment giving them the best possible perspectives to become responsible and autonomous adults in the future.
We could only achieve this through our joint efforts! Your support and cooperation allow us to continue our work with conviction, and we are sincerely grateful.
We send you, and your loved ones, our best wishes for the New Year 2014.
Destination Unknown Campaign
Last month ISS Switzerland joined the international campaign Destination Unknown to contribute to making visible the millions of children who are on the move nowadays.
For many years ISS Switzerland has been bringing its support and expertise in the protection and reintegration in professional and social life of vulnerable children on the move in Switzerland and in West Africa.