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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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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...
05 Sep 2019
Serbia’s refugee agency has cited Croatian border police for torturing an Afghan refugee child and denying him and 15 other migrants their right to claim asylum. Croatia's interior ministry denied the claim as ‘unfounded and... absolutely...
11 Aug 2019
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced that the first Safety Zone for unaccompanied children in the RRC Sofia - Voenna Rampa opened its doors on 17 June, 2019. During its first week, 39 unaccompanied children were accommodated...
30 Jun 2019
'Resignation Syndrome' was first reported in Sweden in the 1990s after children of families applying for refugee status collapsed into a catatonic state and remained vegetative for years. There is no Hungarian equivalent to this psychiatric illness...
27 Jun 2019
More than 1,600 children are reportedly missing since 2015 from the Dutch asylum centers, according to COA, the central agency for the reception of asylum seekers in the Netherlands, and Nidos, an independent family guardian organization that ...
04 Jun 2019
 Bosnia and Herzegovina became the home of over 23,000 refugees and migrants that were trying to reach western EU nations through Croatia. Most of the newly-arrived refugees and migrants were located near the Croatian border in a small city named...
06 May 2019
Finland’s National Institute for Health and Welfare, in partnership with five of the country's university hospitals, as well the Finnish Association for Mental Health, and with the support of the European Commission's Asylum, Migration and...
06 May 2019
The Italian government recently introduced a law abolishing humanitarian protection for people not directly affected by conflict or natural disasters, and henceforth, new comers and long-term asylum seekers will not be offered a two-year residence...
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...
11 Apr 2019
EU and US asylum and immigration policies don’t work. According to the author of a Washington Post article, this is partly due to the fact that one of the most important groups affected by those policies – refugees – have not been consulted....

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