Upholding Family Values: Focus on family reunification: Decrease waiting periods


Families need to be kept together – and when they are separated, they need to be reunited quickly and simply.

Long delays and barriers continue to keep refugee families apart.  In 2011, Africa, and particularly the Nairobi office, continued to have some of the longest processing times. Live-in caregivers and their families also suffer from long periods of separation.

Focus on children’s rights: Impacts of family separation on children

“What society is this that creates parentless children?” … “We dream of a society that will never be torn apart just for the need to survive.”– MigranteBC’s SpeakUp! project with the children of live-in caregivers from the Philippines speak out against long delays in family reunification