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25 Jul 2019
Save the Children Italy has published a report providing an updated overview of the trafficking and exploitation systems of minors in Italy, with a special focus on sexual exploitation. The 13th edition of the report was published days ahead of the...
27 Feb 2019
Eurochild member, Fondazione L’Albero della Vita, together with Consiglio dell’Ordine degli assistenti sociali (CNOAS), and Associazioni Cristiane Lavoratori (ACLI), have established a new coalition to tackle child poverty in Italy. Ivano Abbruzzi...
25 Feb 2019
According to UNICEF, there are currently 10,787 unaccompanied foreign minors in Italy, significantly less than the 18,000 counted in 2017. UNICEF explained that this is the result not only of fewer foreign minors arriving, but also that some minors...
31 Jan 2019
Since this issue first got wide public attention in 2001, Italian Church has been unable to provide full transparency in relation to the sexual abuse of children within the Church. In 2014, Committee on the Rights of the Child has been investigating...
27 Jan 2019
Save the Children with the support of other aid organizations is urging Italian government to allow minors rescued by the Dutch-flagged rescue ship Sea Watch 3 in the Mediterranean to enter the port. Doctor is warning the ship is crowded with not...
25 Jan 2019
Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) published a report providing as assessment of the progress Italy has made in the past four years in relation to combating trafficking in human beings, linked...
15 Jan 2019
The suspended Riace`s mayor Mimmo Lucano became known for supporting pro-migrant policies and welcoming migrants and refugees. Shortly after he faced accusations of corruption and had to leave the function and the town in line with the court order,...
07 Jan 2019
InfoMigrants reports that the Italian government has approved 647,000 euros for a language program for migrants in Sardinia. Those funds have been allocated for the FAMI (Asylum, Migration, and Integration Fund) initiative, with the aim to improve...
03 Jan 2019
A Facebook message calling for support of Mimmo Lucano, Riace's migrant-friendly mayor who has been suspended due to the ongoing court case against him went viral. The message invited people to come to celebrate the New Year in this small Italian...

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