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US-Mexico border

Trump request for long-term detention of migrant children denied

Ruling comes as government says it will reunite only half of migrant children under five by Tuesday deadline.

Trump request for long-term detention of migrant children denied

Opinion

Demonising children at US and European borders

The US government's tried to deflect criticism of its family separation policy by presenting children as a threat.

Lewis Turner

by Lewis Turner

Lewis Turner

Immigration

Thousands tell Trump: Families belong together

More than 700 events are planned worldwide against Trump's 'zero-tolerance' approach towards immigration.

In the Field

Married at 14: Syria's refugee child brides

Child marriage among Syrian refugee children is on the rise. Two girls tell us about their lives as wives and mothers.

Middle East

UN: Saudi-led coalition behind most Yemen child casualties

A UN report says 370 children out of a total of 552 were killed in 2017 by air attacks carried out by the coalition.

UN: Saudi-led coalition behind most Yemen child casualties

Immigration

US temporarily scales back 'zero tolerance' immigration policy

White House says administration has only temporarily halted part of its policy because it's 'going to run out of space'.

US temporarily scales back 'zero tolerance' immigration policy

Immigration

Why Guatemalan minors seek asylum in US

Guatemala's Ministry of Foreign Affairs says nearly 6,000 unaccompanied Guatemalan children are in shelters around the United States.

Immigration

Protesters 'occupy ICE' over Trump's immigration policy

Activists vow to remain after shutting down Portland ICE office over Trump's 'zero tolerance' approach to immigration.

#OccupyICEPDX: Protesters 'occupy ICE' over US immigration policy

Child rights

Young immigrants allege abuse in US juvenile centre

Court filings that include a half-dozen sworn statements allege physical and verbal abuse by detention centre guards.

Young immigrants held in Virginia centre allege abuse

Immigration

New York to sue Trump over family separation at border

Governor Cuomo accuses Trump administration of violating "the Constitutional rights of children and their parents".

United States

US child separation policy 'nothing short of torture'

US officials scramble to defend policy of separating families at the border after audio of screaming children surfaces.

Refugees

'French police cut soles off shoes of child refugees'

Charity accuses French border police of withholding food and water and forcibly returning minors to Italy.

French border police regularly abused refugee children: Oxfam

Education

Afghanistan: Where has the aid money gone?

Despite billions of dollars being poured into girls' education in Afghanistan, conditions at schools remain rudimentary.

Where's the aid money gone? Afghan girls' struggle for education

Child rights

UN calls on US to stop separating migrant children from parents

UN human rights office says implementation of policy on US-Mexico amounts to a violation of child rights.

UN calls on US to stop separating migrant children from parents

Child rights

Gaza children 'on brink of mental health crisis'

Research by the rights group found 95 percent of young people surveyed in Gaza showed deep psychological distress.