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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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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
There is a house in a quiet neighbourhood in Belgrade where the most vulnerable children have a chance for a better life. The “Pedro Arrupe” Integration House is a shelter for victims of physical, psychological and sexual violence, and to young boys...
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,...
12 Sep 2019
The Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM), and the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) were adopted by the international community in 2018. These Compacts aim to better regulate international migration and manage major crises that...
10 Sep 2019
Are so-called economic migrants less in need than ‘real’ refugees? Should a child on the move who owns a smartphone not be eligible for help? Does the global compact on migration push mass immigration? Some answers that will help you to counter the...
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...
19 Mar 2019
As unaccompanied and separated asylum-seeking, refugee and migrant children form a significant part of the refugee and migrant population who are still arriving in Serbia, the number of unaccompanied children is changing substantially and accounts...
22 Feb 2019
Greece is struggling to manage what is threatening to become a ‘humanitarian disaster’ on Samos – an island which gained the nickname ‘new Lesbos’ for the inhumane conditions in which refugees and migrants have been placed as they await the...
20 Feb 2019
According to the President of Malta, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, unaccompanied migrants across Europe are facing an increasing number of challenges, and ensuring child rights, especially in relation to migrating children, remains unachieved. The...

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