Covid-19 & Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children in the UK
The daily lives of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children are wrought with challenges and uncertainty. As they wait months, sometimes even years, for their asylum status to be determined, they are expected to adapt to a new culture, learn English, build new relationships, and overcome past experiences.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, these children are now facing further obstacles. This briefing document, prepared by Roxanne Nanton, graduate from the CMRB affiliated Master in Refugee Studies, with support of Professor Giorgia Donà, presents the impact of Covid-19 on the lives of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children in the UK. It will also identify the responses to Covid-19 from the government and the charity sector, as well as recommendations for the transition to the post-Covid-19 phase.
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