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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...
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...
18 Apr 2019
The joint statement of the conference “Rights and Protection of Children Left Behind by Parents Migrating for Work” In Europe, hundreds of thousands of children are divided from one or both of their parents due to migration. This phenomenon is...
08 Apr 2019
Roma children engaged in migration are often excluded from compulsory education. The lack of coordination between schools in localities of origin and destination, often coupled with discriminatory attitudes towards the Roma, impede children’s access...
05 Apr 2019
Immigration detention of children, both of children who are alone or with their  families, is a widespread practice in EU member  states.  Although numbers  of children in detention are not adequately collected and published on national  level, the...
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...
26 Mar 2019
The Council of Europe has recognized the detention of migrant and refugee children as a harmful practice that violates the rights of detainees. In the 2016–2021 Strategy for the Rights of the Child, the Children’s Rights division of the Council 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...
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...

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