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Descriptor in English: Unaccompanied Minor
Descriptor in Spanish: Menor no Acompañado
Descriptor in Portuguese: Menor não Acompanhado
Descriptor in French: Mineur Non Accompagné
Entry term(s): Unaccompanied Child
Tree number(s): SP8.946.117.244.327
Scope note: A child under 15 years of age who has been separated from both parents following a disaster, exodus or refugee displacement, and for whose care no person can be found who by law or custom has primary responsibility. Humanitarian organizations usually take care of accompanied minors/children pending family reunion. It is the usual practice to allow unaccompanied children over 15 to take decisions concerning durable solutions for themselves. (Material V - Gunn, S.W.A. Multilingual Dictionary of Disaster Medicine and International Relief, 1990)
See also the descriptors: Refugees MeSH
DeCS UI: 35134
Descriptor UI: DDCS035134
Unaccompanied Minor - Preferred
Concept UI FD00060990
Scope note A child under 15 years of age who has been separated from both parents following a disaster, exodus or refugee displacement, and for whose care no person can be found who by law or custom has primary responsibility. Humanitarian organizations usually take care of accompanied minors/children pending family reunion. It is the usual practice to allow unaccompanied children over 15 to take decisions concerning durable solutions for themselves. (Material V - Gunn, S.W.A. Multilingual Dictionary of Disaster Medicine and International Relief, 1990)
Preferred term Unaccompanied Minor
Entry term(s) Unaccompanied Child



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