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Ensuring Humane and Orderly Processing of Unaccompanied Children at the U.S.-Mexico Border

January 6, 2023

As the Biden Administration prepares to end the use of Title 42 expulsions, it must refrain from any actions that restrict access to humanitarian protection in the United States. In preparation for the end of the policy, the Administration can and should adopt the below recommendations on an immediate and…

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Safe Return for Migrant Children

November 21, 2022

A record number of unaccompanied children are seeking protection in the United States. But not all children will qualify for legal protection, and many will…

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Fact Sheet on KIND’s Work in Mexico

October 27, 2022

In recognition that migrant children who are unaccompanied, separated, or at risk of separation need protection from the moment they leave their homes, throughout their…

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KIND Condemns Reports of Ukrainian Children Forcibly Sent to Russia for Adoption

October 25, 2022

Children are most vulnerable amid conflict, and as Russia's war with Ukraine continues, children face devastating consequences, particularly those without a parent or guardian to…

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Community-based Reintegration Programs: Promoting Rootedness and Opportunity for Central American Migrant Children

October 13, 2022

There are many root causes of child migration from Central America, including violence, climate change, instability, and food scarcity. Learn more about the importance of…

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The Importance of Integrated Child Protection Systems to Respond to Unaccompanied and Separated Children in Europe

September 22, 2022

In our Advancing Protection project, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) Europe and Child Circle shine a spotlight on the need to strengthen procedural safeguards…

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Blocked from Protection: Unaccompanied Migrant Children on Mexico's Southern Border

September 21, 2022

As the number of asylum seekers in Mexico has increased significantly in recent years, Mexico has militarized its southern border region in response. As a…

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Global Priorities for Unaccompanied, Separated Children

September 12, 2022

Kids In Need of Defense outlines critical needs of children in advance of UNGA.

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Embracing Child Protection: Priorities to Support the Safety and Well-being of Unaccompanied and Separated Children Globally

September 12, 2022

Each year, millions of children worldwide are forced to migrate in search of protection from severe threats to their lives and well-being.

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Rising to the Challenge: Protecting and Addressing the Trauma of Unaccompanied Afghan Children

August 25, 2022

In August 2021, as the Taliban took over the government of Afghanistan, the United States raced against the clock to relocate our Afghan allies to…

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