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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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17 Nov 2019
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Saturday that a nine-month-old baby died at the Moria migrant camp due to severe dehydration. The child from the Congo was diagnosed with symptoms of dehydration on 10th November. The baby was then transferred...
29 Oct 2019
The ‘Human Rights Watch’ reports that Greece is processing this week a draft law relevant to the reduce of migrants’ arrival in the country from Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq. Many ‘’alarms’’ are being emerged about the possible attenuation of asylum...
15 Oct 2019
In its latest report UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency) urges the European states to take measures to protect child refugees arriving in the Mediterranean region, mostly in Greece. According to the report in this year approximately 12.900 underaged...
14 Oct 2019
More than 1,600 unaccompanied children are staying in government-run reception facilities across Greece’s Aegean Islands. The Moria reception center is one such facility where nearly 1,000 children without parents or relatives, most of them teens,...
03 Oct 2019
The Labor and Social Affairs Ministry is seeking ways to improve living conditions for thousands of refugee children staying in Greece without a parent or guardian as they wait to either be granted asylum or reunited with family in other parts of...
02 Oct 2019
Safe Passage urges the UK government to urgently evacuate unaccompanied children in danger on Greek islands and safely reunited with their families in the UK. A no-deal Brexit may block the route to a family reunion. Safe Passage (UK based charity...
01 Oct 2019
There were 4,501 unaccompanied children in Greece at the end of September and the numbers are rising, which give a big challenge to the country’s child protection mechanisms. The Labor and Social Affairs Ministry tries to improve the circumstances...
05 Sep 2019
Tear gas was used by the Greek police against hundreds of children in a migrant camp in Lesbos on Wednesday. The cause was that the young migrants set fire to trash bins at the Moria camp. The migrants were protesting for better living conditions a...
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,...
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...

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