Why Do People Migrate? Part 1: Facts

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In 2014 there has been a pick in the number of children trying to cross the US-Mexico border. This has provoked heated debates on the relevance on a human rights framework when looking at migrations from South to North America.
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Children migrants


The problem of child migration is clearly very serious because children are more vulnerable and need to be protected. They have additional rights, as children, and all governments should therefore ensure that all children enjoy these rights.

Besides, children have great potential: they can learn and adapt at a faster rate and they represent the future. What is invested in them now, will be showing its results in some years' time.

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