Maritime Interdictions of Unaccompanied Children

April 29, 2024

Amidst escalating turmoil since President Jovenel Moïse’s 2021 assassination, Haiti faces dire humanitarian crises, accentuated by UNHCR’s moratorium plea. Recent gang assaults in Port-au-Prince spotlight the country’s turmoil, with UNICEF’s Catherine Russell citing three million children needing aid by April 2024. Driven by political unrest and violence, Haitians, including unaccompanied minors, embark on perilous sea voyages to the US. Despite increased maritime migration, access to protection remains scarce, exemplified by stringent US policies. KIND advocates for comprehensive measures ensuring the safety and rights of all migrant children at sea, offering detailed recommendations for immediate action.

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