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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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22 Dec 2015
The New York Times reports that the number of migrants and refugees who have entered Europe by sea and land this year has passed the one million mark, a long-expected but symbolically significant capstone to a year in which displaced people flocked...
22 Dec 2015
The Washington Post reports that the number of refugees and migrants arriving in Europe this year has passed the 1 million mark, the International Organization for Migration said Tuesday. Here is what you need to know about one of 2015's most...
22 Dec 2015
IOM confirmed yesterday (21/12) that over a million irregular migrants and refugees arrived in Europe in 2015, mostly from Syria, Africa and South Asia.  Through the weekend, IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix - Flow Monitoring System counted 999,...
21 Dec 2015
Thomson Reuters Foundation reports that when children see the toys and coloured chairs outside the Terre des hommes (Tdh) caravan on the Serbo-Croatian border, they run towards it. Hadi, a four-year-old boy from Syria, shows staff his jacket, which...
18 Dec 2015
In a press release, the IOM has annnouced its Displacement Tracking Matrix which reports that a total of 990,671 migrants and refugees have entered Europe in 2015 from Africa and the Middle East by a combination of irregular land and sea routes. ...
18 Dec 2015
The UNICEF Press Centre has released a statement stating that the year, 2015, will be remembered for the heart-breaking image of a lifeless little boy on a beach – one of many who came before him; one of many who came after him. It was a year that...
16 Dec 2015
The Brussels Times reports that Belgium has registered a notable hike in the number of asylum seekers in the past few months, of which a large proportion are MENAs (unaccompanied foreign minors). Faced with growing numbers of refugees, reception...
15 Dec 2015
Reuters reports that Germany launched a programme on Monday to improve the safety of asylum-seeking women and the roughly 300,000 refugee children who have arrived here this year, saying these vulnerable groups were not being given sufficient...
15 Dec 2015
IRFC reports that in partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and UNICEF, the Turkish Red Crescent Society manages 28 child-friendly spaces in urban locations near the Turkish border with Syria as...
13 Dec 2015
The Guardian reports on Amina, who is eight years old and running a fever. In her thinly padded pink anorak, hood pulled up over her curls and pallid face, she watches listlessly from the couch as her parents listen carefully to the doctor’s...

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