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separated child

Definition(s)

A child under 18 years of age who is outside their country of origin and separated from both parents or their previous legal / customary primary caregiver.

Source(s)

Translations

  • BG: no translation
  • CS: odloučené dítě
  • DE: alleinstehendes Kind
  • EL: παιδί χωρισμένο από την οικογένειά του
  • EN: separated child
  • ES: menor separado
  • ET: vanematest eraldatud laps
  • FI: huoltajasta erilleen joutunut lapsi
  • FR: enfant séparé
  • GA: páiste dealaithe
  • HU: kísérőjétől elválasztott gyermek
  • IT: minore separato
  • LT: atskirtas nuo tėvų vaikas
  • LV: bez vecāku vai aizbildņu gādības palicis bērns
  • MT: Tifel /Tifla mifrud(a) / separat(a)
  • NL: alleenstaand kind
  • PL: małoletni bez opieki
  • PT: criança separada
  • RO: minor neînsoţit / separat
  • SK: odlúčené dieťa
  • SL: otrok brez spremstva
  • SV: separerat barn
  • NO: enslig barn (b); einsleg barn (n)

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Note(s)

A child may be totally alone while another may be living with extended family members. All such children are separated children and entitled to international protection under a broad range of international and regional instruments.