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Read the latest news on child protection from around Europe. For news related to the recent refugee crisis in Europe please see our Thematic Page.

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29 Apr 2019
The National Herald reports that the number of unaccompanied minors (UAM) seeking asylum in Greece has increased in 2018, at the same time warning about the complaints from the activists in Greece that those minors are being 'routinely locked up in...
04 May 2017
According to UNICEF, there are nearly 75,000 refugees and migrants, along with an approximate number of 24,600 children who are in complete limbo, taking temporary residence in Greece, Bulgaria, Hungary, and West of the Balkan states. UNICEF claims ...
15 Jul 2016
UPI reports that there are new arrivals in the once-grand park of Pedion tou Areos in central Athens. Among the drug dealers and dog walkers, joggers and junkies, are a shifting cast of refugee children. Lured into the vastness of its ruined tree-...
22 Jun 2016
Human Rights Watch writes that: "Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras should take the opportunity to address pressing concerns about the fate of refugees and asylum seekers in his speech today before the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly."...
21 Jun 2016
The Conversation reports on the slow and ineffective implementation of measures designed to help refugees and migrants arriving in Greece. While "fewer refugees are arriving there since the EU struck a deal with Turkey to stem the flow of refugees...
18 Jun 2016
Aljazeera reports that as the United Nations commemorates World Refugee Day on Monday, many Elliniko residents say they are struggling with overcrowding, unsanitary food and a lack of adequate medical services amid soaring illnesses in the camp. ...
13 Jun 2016
IRIN reports that for volunteers and NGOs, as well as the refugees themselves, the emphasis has shifted. Initially, it was about providing anything and everything that was needed. Now, it’s more about helping the refugees fend for themselves,...
24 May 2016
The Independent reports that Greek authorities have sent in more than 400 riot police in a bid to evacuate the country’s largest makeshift refugee camp of Idomeni on the Macedonian border.The camp, which was originally planned for 2,500 people, has...
16 Apr 2016
Relief Web reports that an estimated 2,000 unaccompanied children who travelled alone to Europe or lost their families along the way are now stranded in Greece following recent border closures, while only 477 shelter spaces are available for these...
02 Apr 2016
The International Business Times reports that some 750 refugees likely will be sent back to Turkey from Greece this week as part of the deal the European Union made with Turkey to ease the European refugee crisis. The highly criticized deal will see...

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