International Organization for Migration

Тhe first Safety Zone for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children in Bulgaria opened its doors!​

On the 17th of June 2019, the first Safety Zone for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children in RRC Sofia - Voenna Rampa opened its doors and is now fully operational. 39 unaccompanied minors were registered and accommodated in the Safety Zone during the first week. The Rules of the Zone were explained to each of the children. Psychological assessments were also being carried out. Various group activities, including sport and board games and English lessons, were also organized for the children. 10 Social Workers ensure 24/7 care for the children accommodated in the Zone.

On Friday, a community meeting with all children was organized and they were given the chance to ask questions, make complaints and explain their needs.