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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...
01 Apr 2019
According to the radio programme Argos, over 1,000 refugee children disappeared from refugee centres in the Netherlands in 2013–2017. Around 60 refugee children of Vietnamese origin ran away in the past five years, fearing that they were at risk of...
20 Mar 2019
On the third anniversary of the EU-Turkey deal, 25 humanitarian, human rights and volunteer organisations are calling on EU leaders to take immediate action to end the unfair and unnecessary containment policy which is preventing asylum seekers...
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...
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...
21 Feb 2019
Rania Ali, a Syrian refugee now living in Austria, took part in ‘Lost in Migration’, a conference held this month in Malta. Ali contributed to a discussion on why children in migration cannot speak for themselves. She warned that numerous...
20 Feb 2019
Education is a human right and according to the Greek Council for Refugees “the children of asylum seekers and children seeking international protection have access to the education system under similar conditions to Greek nationals." However,...
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...
20 Feb 2019
The number of refugee and migrant children has been on the rise across Europe. There are many instances in which the host country has failed to provide essential services to migrant and refugee children that would help identify them, process their...

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