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A Gap in their Hearts: The Experience of Separated Somali Children

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Date Published: 
January, 2003

This is a report on the problems that Somali unaccompanied children suffer. It looks at the personal experiences and vulnerabilities of children who, at huge cost, have been smuggled into European and North American countries without parental or guardian support. The report examines the smuggling system, Somali youth's educational experiences in the U.S., and cultural identity.