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June 2019

The Detention Monitor

Issue 90

Europe     Americas      Asia Pacific       Africa       MENA


🌎  AFRICA & MENA 

Day of the African Child #DAC2019

Join us to celebrate the Day of the African Child by highlighting opportunities for real change that will protect children from immigration detention. Use our social media packet to download images, such as the ones below, and sample tweets for your social media channels. Read More

How Generosity Could Change Amina's Life

The IDC's Middle East & North Africa Programme Officer Seza Kirishdjian discusses the increased phenomenon of community hosting in the region in her featured blog post:

The real heroes are those host families and individuals who, despite their own challenges and the increasingly impossible life in recessive economies in the region, are willing to provide alternative care for refugee and migrant children and vulnerable adults.

READ MORE

UNICEF Data Snapshot of Migrant & Displaced Children in Africa

Did you know that 1 in 4 African migrants is a child? Did you know that 1 in 2 African refugees is a child? Learn more from UNICEF and their new Data Snapshot. Download and Read More

🌍  INTERNATIONAL

New IDC's Director Report: 
On the Ground in Libya, Implementing Alternatives to Detention

Jerome discusses the challenges and opportunities that exist for implementing alternatives to detention in the African continent. He also details a recent training that IDC facilitated with implementers in Libya. Read More

Latest Evidence for Ending the Detention of Families

The IDC's Senior Advisor, Dr. Robyn Sampson, discusses a recent evaluation of the Family Case Management Program in the United States as an example of the potential for alternatives to detention worldwide. 
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🛠  RESOURCES

IDC Briefing Paper: Keeping Children Safe

The paper demonstrates that alternative care systems for unaccompanied children can provide appropriate protection and care for children while also ensuring their migration situation is resolved. Read More

MOOC: Gender-Based Violence in the Context of Migration

All the way through cross-border movements of people, gender is an important factor, and often a key element in human rights violations.
Learn more with free registration till 30 June! Read More

JUST RELEASED: Key Articles By Leading Thinkers

There were major milestones in 2018 towards the protection of the rights of refugees and migrants. To mark the moment, the International Journal of Refugee Law published a special issue on The 2018 Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration in December. All articles are now free. Read More

📆  CALENDAR

June 20: World Refugee Day

On World Refugee Day we want to support UNHCR and join their campaign: 1 Billion Miles To Safety. The challenge is to walk, run or cycle the distance refugees cover each year to reach safety.

Want to join us? You can register here

July 5: IDC Member Meeting 

What: The 2019 IDC Member Meeting
When: Friday 5 July 5:30-7PM (directly after the UNHCR NGO Consultations)
Where: Room 4, CICG Building, Geneva
Drinks & Refreshments to follow.

Join us for this rare opportunity to connect with members from across the globe, and discuss critical opportunities for civil society engagement and advocacy moving forward!

👉 Support and promote our hashtags on Twitter
#EndChildDetention & #ThereAreAlternatives 
The MENA Team is joined by Seza Kirishdjian as the new Middle East & North Africa Programme Officer - welcome Seza!
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