A Gap in their Hearts: The Experience of Separated Somali Children
Nairobi, Kenya: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN)
January 2003, pages
This report is about Somali children whose parents are faced with desperate choices. It looks at how that despair has been turned into a lucrative and exploitative international child-smuggling business, which delivers the agonies of a failed state to the doorstep of the West. Content includes personal accounts, a photo gallery, chapters on unaccompanied small children, the smugglers' network, looking after separated children, and the dream of education. There is also a summary of observations.