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date: 22 October 2019

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Millions of children around the world are classified as refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced, and returnees. The lives of these children are shaped in diverse and significant ways by their experience of displacement and that of their parents, extended family, and community. Children who are considered forced migrants are often denied the rights enjoyed by citizens, including access to basic services, freedom of movement and assembly, and family reunification. This article examines some of the key features characterizing the study of children and forced migration, with reference to mental health and social work, laws designed to protect the rights of young displacees, and ethnography.

Keywords: children, refugees, asylum seekers, forced migrants, forced migration, mental health, social work, laws, ethnography

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