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Supporting vulnerable children

Prioritising a rights-based approach (this year is the seventieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and 2019 will be the thirtieth anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child), Monaco’s international development policy provides particular support to vulnerable and street children, working together with national authorities and civil society in African and European countries in a challenging environment where the number of child migrants is rising.

  • 130,000 street and vulnerable children are cared for each year, benefitting from social, medical, psychological and educational support and help to enter the workforce
  • Support for the network of local charities caring for vulnerable children in 6 countries
  • Support for Syrian and Palestinian refugee children and children from minority groups suffering discrimination in Lebanon
  • Support for imprisoned minors and those who have come into conflict with the law (Mali and Burkina Faso)
  • Assistance for children who have no family support/orphans (Burundi, Mali, South Africa, Tunisia), as well as talibé children and/or victims of trafficking
  • Assistance for children who have been marginalised for health reasons: those who carry HIV/AIDS, sickle-cell disease, disabled children, etc.

Main partners: UNHCR, UNODC, SamuSocial International, SOS Villages d’Enfants, Fondation Apprentis d’Auteuil, Handicap International, Santé Sud, AMREF.