From their homeland to their destination
Young migrants are exposed to particular dangers. Without the protection of their community or family, they are subject to exploitation and abuse. As young migrants, they are often not treated in ways that are appropriate for their age. However, migration can also mean an improvement in their living conditions. Destination Unknown is intended to ensure that migrating children and young people receive the support and protection they need, both along the way and at their destination.
The work takes place on three levels:
- Information work and awareness-raising: We expose the reality of why children and young people migrate, as well as the breaches of human and children's rights to which they are exposed because of the inadequate protection.
- Project work: Project workers try to find solutions and set in place special protective measures for migrating children and young people.
- Legal work: We try to influence legal decisions and practice with regard to migrating children and young people. At the heart of all the work is the demand that the best solution for the child or young person be found.