Safe Return and Reintegration for Migrant Children: Providing a Safe Alternative to a Dangerous Migration Journey

April 7, 2022

Policy Brief

Safe Return and Reintegration for Migrant Children: Providing a Safe Alternative to a Dangerous Migration Journey

Through KIND’s direct work with children and research we have seen that returning migrant children often face stigma and discrimination in their communities. Returning children often have significant mental health needs, educational gaps, and, in the case of indigenous children, language and sometimes cultural loss. Without reintegration support, many children will contemplate remigration, fail to access or prioritize educational opportunities, and struggle to adjust and manage their mental health, putting them at risk for a host of challenges in their families and communities as they transition to adulthood.

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