Last week, ahead of the current Brussels Conference on the Future of Syria, upon invitation by UNICEF, I visited Jordan and Lebanon to see how EU programmes are supporting and empowering Syrian refugees and all vulnerable children in host communities. As we enter the ninth year of the Syrian conflict, the protracted...

In the current political unrest and humanitarian catastrophe in Venezuela, children and young people are the most vulnerable, paying the highest toll. In such a protracted crisis, children suffer from hunger, thirst and limited access to health care. We are witnessing a staggering increase in infant mortality and HIV...

A Child is first and foremost a child. On International Day Against the use of Child Soldiers, I think about millions of children whose lives have been shattered by conflicts around the World. Let us not forget that children in armed conflicts are the most vulnerable to violence and displacement. As the European...

The European Parliament Intergroup on Children’s Rights is following with dismay and deep apprehension the situation of 47 people, including 13 unaccompanied children, in the rescue ship SeaWatch 3 stranded in the Mediterranean Sea few miles away from the Sicilian shore, as it unfolds under our eyes. It is not...