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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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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 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...
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...
26 Feb 2019
One happy family reunification story that took place in Switzerland, as shared by InfoMigrants, is a good example of cooperation between organizations working across borders to ensure the protection of separated and unaccompanied minors. A mother of...
22 Feb 2019
It takes one million signatures across the EU to force European Parliament have a hearing about the respective initiative and impose obligation for Commission to respond to the proposal. The initiative called "Welcoming Europe" started in April last...
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
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...
15 Feb 2019
John Goodwin, CEO of the Lego Foundation has published an opinion with Devex in which he discussed the importance of play in child`s development and learning process on one side, while there are 28 million refugee children today for whom play is...

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