The Russian aggression against Ukraine – Displaced children finding protection in the EU - Bulletin 3

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine posed new challenges for the EU. Millions were forced to flee the war. As a result of the scale of people’s displacement, the EU activated for the first time the Temporary Protection Directive (TPD). More than 1.3 million children sought international protection in the EU. This bulletin explores the respect, protection and fulfilment of the fundamental rights of displaced children and ways to safeguard their rights. The third in a series, this bulletin builds on the evidence in FRA’s Bulletin #1 and #2 on the experiences of displaced people seeking safety in the EU.

  • CRC - UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • CRPD - UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • CSO - Civil society organisation
  • EU - European Union
  • EUAA - European Union Agency for Asylum
  • FRA - European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
  • the Charter - Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union
  • TPD - Temporary Protection Directive
  • UN - United Nations
  • UNHCR - UN High Commissioner for Refugees
  • UNICEF - UN Children’s Fund