UNHCR, UNICEF launch Blue Dot hubs to boost protection for children and families on the move across Europe

Posted on:04 Mar 2016 15:28:59
UNHCR, UNICEF launch Blue Dot hubs to boost protection for children and families on the move across Europe
04 March 2016 Current Affairs: UNHCR, UNICEF launched a Twenty Child and Family Support Hubs, known as Blue Dots. These support centers will acts as a special support centers for children and families along the most frequently used migration routes in Europe.They will also help in protecting the growing numbers of children and others with specific needs arriving in Europe. The hubs aim to support vulnerable families on the move, especially the many unaccompanied or separated children at risk of sickness, trauma, violence, exploitation and trafficking.The hubs will be located in selected strategic sites  border entry/exit points, registration sites, some strategic urban centres as well as through mobile/outreach teams.The first hubs are now operational or about to open in Greece, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia.All the 20 Blue Dot hubs will be operational within the next three months.These hub included many services

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