Vital protection for refugee and migrant children to Europe urgently needed – UNICEF

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UNICEF calls European governments to agree on a region-wide approach to better protect refugee and migrant children who continue to face grave dangers and violations of their basic rights during dangerous sea journeys and on arrival to Europe.

The organization reported that an estimated 170 people including a woman and children either died or went missing in two separate shipwrecks on the Mediterranean

A nine year old girl from Iraq reportedly drowned in the Mediterranean while trying to reach the island of Samos with her family, according to UNICEF.


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