Many refugee children stopped at the border
The number of refugee children that are stopped at the Danish-German border has increased enormously this year. So far this year 225 children under the age of 18 have been stopped, most of them were unaccompanied, in comparison with 2006 when 76 children were stopped. Hanne Mathisen, spokesperson for UNHCR regional office in Stockholm, reports that the number of unaccompanied minors has increased in the entire Nordic region and calls the situation alarming. “It is dangerous and physically challenging to flee, especially without your parents”, says Hanne Mathisen. Most of the children that are stopped at the Danish border are from Iraq while most of the children being stopped at the German border are from Afghanistan.
DR 17 December 2008 http://www.dr.dk/Nyheder/Indland/2008/12/17/230334.htm