Publication Date: 30 April 2023
In our new release, Mauritius-born writer resident in Ethiopia, Elizabeth Bose O. Bien-Aime, addresses the plight of unaccompanied migrant minors and how the government of Italy has legislated a world-changing law:
As the world faces a plethora of turmoil from conflicts, civil war, and other calamities, causing people to flee for their lives, the homeless and vulnerable persons from Syria, Libya, Palestine and many sub-Saharan African countries seek a haven for their survival.
Migrant minors separated from their immediate family members during these perilous journeys are susceptible to danger, are at risk of child trafficking, and are faced with immigration restrictions at the border of every country they run into.
Thus, Italy’s new legislation, The Zampa Law for ‘Provision of Protection Measures’, is a boon to the children fleeing for their lives without being accompanied by any family or guardian into Italy.
The author analyses the gap that the new Italian Zampa Law filled, the challenges in applying the new law and other aspects of the Italian immigration system related to unaccompanied migrant minors.