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28 May 2019
"The numbers of trafficked children are on the rise." stressed Sarah Di Giglio, Senior Policy Officer on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery at the IOM.  According to ECPAT UK (Every Child Protected Against Trafficking) “Albanian and Vietnamese...
27 May 2019
Representatives of the Council of Europe, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), and national stakeholders from Portugal organized a seminar, ‘Effective Protection of Refugee and Migrant Children in Portugal’, in Lisbon on 27–28 May 2019. The...
06 May 2019
Finland’s National Institute for Health and Welfare, in partnership with five of the country's university hospitals, as well the Finnish Association for Mental Health, and with the support of the European Commission's Asylum, Migration and...
06 May 2019
The Italian government recently introduced a law abolishing humanitarian protection for people not directly affected by conflict or natural disasters, and henceforth, new comers and long-term asylum seekers will not be offered a two-year residence...
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...
22 Apr 2019
The Terre des hommes Romania organized round table, Inter-Institutional Collaboration Practices for Assisting Vulnerable Minors, gathered social-work and child-protection professionals from NGOs and public institutions to identify functional models...
11 Apr 2019
EU and US asylum and immigration policies don’t work. According to the author of a Washington Post article, this is partly due to the fact that one of the most important groups affected by those policies – refugees – have not been consulted....
21 Mar 2019
1. EU asylum applications fall to pre-2015 levels In 2018, 580 800 first-time asylum seekers applied for international protection in the Member States of the European Union, marking a return to levels recorded in 2014, before the peak year 2015,...
15 Feb 2019
ECRE is criticizing the European Asylum Support Office (EASO), after the EASO published their overview of asylum trends in 2018. The main complaints are related to: The EASO struck a rather celebratory tone when announcing the number of asylum...
11 Jan 2019
In a short article BBC explains the difference between migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.

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