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02 Jul 2019
The United Nation’s migration office has raised alarm about children dying during migration at heart shattering rates. The report comes in the back drop of viral photos of a Central American migrant – father, daughter duo who drowned in the Rio...
13 Jun 2019
Hundreds of children in Greece are in desperate need of the warmth and safety of a family. Some of them have lost their own parents on treacherous migration routes to Europe, leaving them alone and vulnerable. A non-governmental organization,...
06 Jun 2019
On June 4th, Terre des hommes Romania (Tdh) hosted a conference with the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) about alternatives to child detention in the context of migration and asylum. Guests from around Europe...
03 Jun 2019
The Know-How Center for the Alternative Care for Children (NBU), and the Reflective Learning Bulgaria Association have created a training tool for the ‘Firefly’ project, developed by SOS Children's Villages Bulgaria in partnership with SOS Children'...
31 May 2019
A large number of refugee children have remained in Greece during the past years. Merope Tzoufi, Greece’s Alternate Education Minister, presented the latest data concerning the Education of refugee children in Greece. The minister stated that...
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...
23 May 2019
Reliefweb reports that UNICEF and EU fundings have supported more than 40,000 refugee and migrant children and women in Greece. The Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG-ECHO) contributed 22.8 million...
12 May 2019
In 2016, UNICEF reported that more than 50 million children had been displaced, from which, 28 million were fleeing violence and insecurity. Children are often separated from their families, or they travel alone, making them targets for trafficking...
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...

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