Friday, February 13, 2009

Unaccompanied Children Among Zimbabwe Refugees

Zimbabwe is now governed by a unity government, following the swearing-in of veteran opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai as prime minister earlier this week. However, the nation's economic crisis is likely to continue for some time as is the flood of refugees fleeing into neighboring countries each day. A growing number of these refugees are children who travel without parents or any adult relative, which makes them particularly vulnerable.