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18 Aug 2019
The WHO listed and defined gaming addiction as a condition in the 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases, but not many places offer help to children addicted to video games. One is the Yes We Can Clinic, in the Netherlands....
26 Jul 2019
In its recent report, the United Nations Human Rights Committee has called on the Netherlands to strengthen investigation efforts concerning the whereabouts of 1,600 child asylum-seekers who disappeared from refugee centres in the last four and a...
27 Jun 2019
More than 1,600 children are reportedly missing since 2015 from the Dutch asylum centers, according to COA, the central agency for the reception of asylum seekers in the Netherlands, and Nidos, an independent family guardian organization that ...
22 May 2019
The Dutch Senate has ratified the Child Labour Due Diligence Bill end of May, three years after the law was first introduced in parliament. The law mandates all companies that sell or deliver goods or services in the Netherlands, whether they are...
01 Apr 2019
According to the radio programme Argos, over 1,000 refugee children disappeared from refugee centres in the Netherlands in 2013–2017. Around 60 refugee children of Vietnamese origin ran away in the past five years, fearing that they were at risk of...
29 Jan 2019
The Dutch government reached an agreement to review the applications of children who were rejected for a permit in the Netherlands and to provide more resources to the immigration office to process the cases faster. The policy known as ‘children`s...
15 Jan 2019
360 asylum seekers disappeared from family deportation centers in the Netherlands in 2018, 20% more than a year before while at the same time the number of people living in this kind of accommodation decreased. Among 360 asylum seekers who...
27 Nov 2018
A Dutch church has been holding a service for a month without a break to protect an Armenian refugee family from deportation. Despite the family of five has been living in the Netherlands for almost nine years, after a court rejected their requests...
15 May 2017
A deal made between Brussels and Ankara dating back to March of 2016, has now prompted the European Union to receive more than 5,000 migrants from Turkey, according to a Daily Sabah news article. In the last four months, the European Union has...
05 May 2017
Kate D'Arcy, Senior Research Fellow at the International Centre: Researching Child Sexual Exploitation, Violence and Trafficking at the University of Bedfordshire visited the Netherlands and had an opportunity to speak to staff and students at the...

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