The National Network for Children of Bulgaria warns about the systematic violation of the refugee children’s rights especially of those who are unaccompanied.
It gives as an example the last case involving two Afghani children deprived of parental care aged 16 and 17 years who were moved from the refugee center to Sofia without preliminary information and training by local authorities. Institutions do not take the necessary measures and shift responsibility for the care of those children on municipalities. They on the other hand do not have the resources to handle the situation and to follow the UN Convention on the Children’s Rights. Unaccompanied children have no access to medical care and education. Therefore strategies and action plan should be implemented and there is a need for coordination between institutions and the individual needs of each child.
The National Network for Children informs about the urgent need to suspend the tension and discrimination towards passing migrants and refugees through our country.
Full text of the position of National Network for Children (BG)