"Kids" Like the Ones Marching Across Europe?

At SMFH's link:

Since news of their arrival was broadcast, Hanusz said she's been overwhelmed with people wanting to help from churches to residents offering to adopt children.

"That's really been gratifying," she told me. "These are kids that have needs that all kids have. The response has really shown there is a lot of aloha and concern for these kids."

Are these "kids" like the ones marching across Europe? Why are they here instead of home? Etc. the usual questions. Plus, "aloha" - guess it means more than hello and g'bye?