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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...
10 Sep 2019
"Upon return, families face similar challenges as the ones that pushed them to leave the country, such as poverty. Children are affected in particular." Terre des hommes improves the reintegration of migrant children and their families from Albania ...
14 Aug 2019
A recently published study by the EU-funded project GEMM (Growth, Equal Opportunities, Migration and Markets), and its partner, Charles III University of Madrid (UC3M), examined hiring practices across Europe. The study found that children with an...
12 Aug 2019
The VICE article on children trapped in Spanish enclaves paints a powerful picture of the experience of one of the most vulnerable groups: unaccompanied refugee and migrant children.   Spain has seen many cases of migrant children coming recently....
23 Jul 2019
Children from an after-school club at St Fillan's Primary School in Scotland, have created a short animated film that shows the journey of a refugee woman from Syria to Glasgow. The film, ‘Under the Jasmine Tree’, raises awareness of the struggles...
30 Jun 2019
The OSCE region is witnessing major movement of people triggered by on-going conflicts, general instability and a lack of economic opportunities in neighbouring regions and in some OSCE regions as well. This movement is comprised of refugees,...
27 Jun 2019
On 27 June 2019, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) expressed its concern over the dangers migrant children are exposed to while on the move, and the significant inconsistencies of policies and procedures ‘which limit the...
18 Jun 2019
A recent study on asylum seekers’ health and wellbeing conducted by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) reported that more than half of approximately 1000 new arrivals claimed they had experienced at least one shocking...
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...

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