ERIC Number: EJ627494
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Cover Story: David vs. Goliath.
Refugees, v1 n122 p11-13 2001
Describes the current trend where each year thousands of unaccompanied children apply for asylum in industrialized countries. Few of these children receive refugee status and governments have difficulty coping. Suggests that while on paper, children's rights are nearly universally recognized, children still face numerous forms of persecution. United Nations guidelines for dealing with these children, which include appointing a suitable guardian, are rarely followed. (SM)
UNHCR, P.O. Box 2500, CH-1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland. Tel: 022-739-81-11.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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