UNICEF (UNICEF) said about 300,000 children migrants and refugees in Germany do not receive the protection and care they need . UNICEF said they were presented a series of measures to help the government cope with the huge demand ahead. From Geneva, Lisa Schlein correspondent of VOA has the following narrative.
About a million immigrants and refugees came to Germany this year. Most of those Syria and Afghanistan have experienced the dangerous journey to avoid war and repression.
According to UNICEF, although to a destination but this is only the beginning of a new journey for about 300,000 children who are facing a lot of uncertainty and prone to abuse.
UNICEF Representative, Ms. Sarah Crowe, recently returned to Berlin after visiting Templhof, a former World War airfield Monday is used as a shelter for about 2,000 immigrants and refugees. She said these people are living in these vulnerable diuek.
“We noticed the signs are worrying about the women and children exposed to violence, abuse sex, exploitation at the shelter emergency as such, as well as while they sought to the residence elsewhere in Germany. “
Ms. Crowe says authorities do not know about the situation and needs of the child migrants and refugees, including 57,000 babies without parents accompany. She said the lack of data and statistics makes administration difficult to know how to protect and care for these babies most satisfactorily. She said UNICEF hopes to fill the void there.
“It is worth noting that the plight of these children without parents to accompany the relatively better, because they are the social agencies and children’s care, while the baby was with father mother faces a lot more difficult. they do not go to school. they are not playing, there is no place to study. basically, the children have to fend for themselves while their families busy with the relocation. “
Ms. Crowe said in the first phase, UNICEF will assist governments in improving standards of care and protection of children in more than 200 centers across the country residents.
Agencies of the United Nations, together with the government and private organizations of Germany, will strive to identify the baby at high risk of being abused, increasing the opportunities for learning and entertainment for children, private advice for children with trauma and strengthen the protection mechanisms in the residential centers and places of temporary residence.