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UNICEF censures living conditions of refugee kids in Germany

21 June 2016 15:04

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UNICEF on Tuesday censured the living conditions of refugee kids in Germany, saying they lack proper medical care and education.

The UN children’s agency said in a report that the refugee children in Germany lack access to school for months.

The report said youngsters need better protection from abuse in large shelters, adding that their stays in the shelters need to be reduced.

Refugee children, traumatized by war and violence, need special protection and care, not less than their German peers, UNICEF said.

Christian Schneider, the UNICEF chief in Germany, said that “all children have equal rights, no matter where they are from, which community they belong to and which legal status they have.”

The UN children’s agency has previously warned that child refugees are forced into crime and prostitution in France.

In April, the German news organization Funke Mediengruppe reported that nearly 6,000 refugee minors from countries in Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia went missing in Germany in 2015, of whom 555 are under the age of 14.

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