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International: A Perilous Journey: The Plight of Unaccompanied Minors
Psychology Today – October 31, 2017
Far more often than we realize, children make the perilous journey of exile on their own, unaccompanied by any protective adult. In 2015, 90,000 unaccompanied children sought asylum in Europe, fleeing wars in Afghanistan, Syria and elsewhere for the imagined safety a continent deeply divided in its attitudes towards them. Across the Atlantic, more than 68,000 children arrived on their own in the United States, seeking safety from horrific gang-related violence in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.