Opening routes to safety for child refugees in Europe

Organisation

Citizens UK

Beneficiary Country

United Kingdom

Funding theme

A safe place to be

Start Date

September 20th 2017

Amount Awarded

£250,000

End Date

October 1st 2019

Safe Passage aims to reunite and integrate more children with their families in the UK through the Dublin III Regulations. The organisation also campaigns for sustained and improved changes to cross border legislation, policy and practice.

The situation is urgent: 159,800 unaccompanied minors arrived in Europe in 2015 -16 facing a multitude of risk; 10,000 minors went missing last year alone.

Safe Passage are the only organisation securing Dublin family reunion in both the sending and receiving State, breaking down barriers along the whole process.

They have developed a unique model, combining individual case work, litigation and community organisation and advocacy. In cases they are involved with there is a 95% success rate compared with just 5% when they are not involved.

This grant will contribute to Safe Passage's core and project costs, so they can achieve their objectives.

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Providing safe places to live

Comic Relief has been funding work around safe and secure shelter for marginalised communities for over 25 years. We have supported essential services to support people who are homeless across the UK. We have also supported psychosocial support for refugees and asylum seekers as well as helping communities in informal settlements across the world improve their own communities.

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