Paper: Data on child migration for humanitarian programming in Northern Africa and Southern Europe

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Paper authors Irene Schöfberger, Salma Hazem Nooh
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The number of child migrants and their humanitarian needs are increasing worldwide. In regions such as Northern Africa and Southern Europe, non-state humanitarian actors contribute to addressing these needs. However, these actors often experience difficulty accessing data and evidence to inform their programming approaches due to related gaps and challenges. This chapter relies on a mixed-methods approach – including a literature review, policy analysis, website analysis, and qualitative interviews – to investigate how non-state humanitarian actors use data and evidence on child migrants for humanitarian programming in Northern Africa and Southern Europe. The chapter also provides recommendations to improve child migration data for humanitarian programming in the two regions.