Who are Children Affected by Migration (CAM)?

The ICAM Review Instrument is an integral part of the cycle of school impreovement to better include CAM:

The Acronym CAM is used when referring to children and young people who are refugees, asylum seekers, economic or social migrants or those left behind by family moving to another country.

Because they also face trauma from separation and disruption, the ICAM programme includes the children of European migrant workers left behind in their country of birth. In Romania alone there are an estimated 650,000 CAM left behind by parents migrating for work elsewhere in Europe.

Note: Because they also suffer from the effects of separation ICAM has provided equally successful support to help schools repair the damage to the education of all children in need separated from learning by the Covid pandemic.

The Current situation for Migration in Europe

While high numbers of migrants continue to arrive in Europe from African countries and the Middle East Migration in Europe in 2024 marks a return to normality after the extreme disruptions experienced in 2022.

While in 2022 Ukraine saw the largest negative net migration balance, with almost 7 million of its citizens fleeing the eastern European country in the aftermath of Russia’s invasion, in 2024 it is in fact the country with the largest positive net migration balance. Over 1.75 million

Ukrainians have returned to their home country from abroad, leading Poland, Romania, and Hungary to have large net migration deficits, as they were key recipient countries for Ukrainians in 2022.

The other countries which experienced large positive net migration balances in 2023 are all in western Europe, as Germany, the UK, France, Italy, and Spain all remain popular destinations for migrants.