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UN Calls for End of Child Immigration Detention in Every Region

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United Nations: The UN Network on Migration on Monday reiterated its call to end the detention of children for immigration purposes in every region of the world.

Detention of children for immigration purposes, whether they are traveling alone or with their families, has been recognized as a child rights violation and can be highly damaging to their physical and psychological health and wellbeing, said the UN Network on Migration, the Xinhua news agency reported. “They added that studies have consistently shown that detention and family separation are traumatic experiences that have a profound impact on children’s health and long-term development,” said Stephane Dujarric, the spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. (IANS)

 

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