World Refugee Day is celebrated every year on 20 June, following the adoption of resolution 55/76 of the General Assembly of the UN on December 4, 2000. On June 20, coinciding with the adoption of the Convention 1951 relating to the status of refugees.
As pointed out by UNICEF – FRANCE : «By signing the International Convention of Children’s Rights, France and its European neighbors are committed to ensuring the rights of all children present on their territory, without distinction. These children come to us, whatever the reason, the means and the purpose, have the right to be protected, to have access to health, to education, to decent living conditions … and we are duty bound to provide them with these conditions». (Lear more : https://www.unicef.fr/article/accueillons-dignement-les-enfants-refugies-et-migrants).
Objective : To provide for material and legal assistance to migrants, such as asylum-seeking refugees, and children of migrants, in CALAIS, FRANCE :
- with detailed information on children’ s rights ;
- with emergency power generators on the spot, to help them in a practical manner.
Location of the action : CALAIS, FRANCE.
Means and resources deployed:
June 2016 : For the World Refugee Day of June 20 2016, the European Observatory for Non-Discrimination and Fundamental Rights has sent particularly several emergency power generators to Calais to help in emergency migrants and children of migrants.
Field for intervention targeted by the European Agency for Fundamental Rights : Rights of the child. Asylum, migration and borders. Combating extreme poverty and social exclusion while encouraging social inclusion.
Directive targeted by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union : DIRECTIVE 2013/33/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL OF 26 JUNE 2013 laying down standards for the reception of applicants for international protection (lean more : http://europeanmigrationlaw.eu/en#asile_113_0_0).