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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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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'...
17 May 2019
A round-table discussion was organized by the OSCE in cooperation with members of the ECPAT network to provide inputs on the role of civil society when it comes to combat human trafficking and advocacy for improved protection of child victims of...
26 Apr 2019
Vulnerable young people are a high-risk group for becoming human trafficking victims. The latest results from the survey conducted by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) “Awareness of Human Trafficking Risks Among Vulnerable Children...
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...
21 Mar 2019
According to a recent report by the National Assistance System for Victims of Human Trafficking and the European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control (HEUNI), human trafficking is present in Finland, affecting both Finnish children, and...
15 Mar 2019
The National Network for Children Bulgaria reported that the National Program for Preventing and Counteracting Trafficking in Human Beings and Protecting Victims for 2019 was adopted by the Bulgarian Government. This is an annual document...
25 Jan 2019
Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) published a report providing as assessment of the progress Italy has made in the past four years in relation to combating trafficking in human beings, linked...
07 Jan 2019
The UN Office on Drugs and Crime produced a report on trafficking trends and patterns, confirming increased trafficking based on the data from 142 countries. According to the report, children account to as much as 30% of victims of human trafficking...

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