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19 Jul 2017
A significant portion of individuals turning to Europe as a safe haven amid the contemporary refugee crisis are young children. To be specific, 32% of asylum requests in the European Union were from children. The bloc now attempts to establish an...
28 Jun 2017
UNICEF approximates that 20,000 refugee children are currently present within Greece. Among these children, a small diaspora is existent, as some of these migrant children reside within urban centers, while other children are situated in...
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20 Jun 2017
The 2017 Global Conference on Children on the Move was hosted in Berlin, Germany from June 12-13. The conference had mandated for the demonstration of the benefits of collective action in order to achieve results for children on the move. Secondly,...
08 Jun 2017
It has recently been reported that Turkey, in collaboration with the European Union and UNICEF, had previously initiated a project financed by the European Union that calls for Syrian and other refugees situated in Turkey, to register their children...
21 Sep 2016
UNITED NATIONS, Sep 21 2016 (IPS): On Monday, ​the United States was one of the main countries to obstruct a UN Declaration ​that no child should ever be detained. Though welcome, the US’ commitment the following day to resettle 110,000 refugees in...
19 Aug 2016
UNHCR states that the number of children in detention has fallen in 12 countries taking part in a UNHCR strategy to end detention of asylum seekers and refugees. Particularly positive developments were noted in the reduction of child detention,...
14 Jul 2016
Save the Children shares the stories of unaccompanied minors in Greece who have fled war zones in the hope of a better life yet who find themselves detained. As vulnerable children, many of those detained do not know their legal status nor their...
12 May 2016
Reuters reports on the UN Human Rights High Commissioner, Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein's concern about Austria's new asylum law. The law would allow the state to turn away migrants within an hour, which is a very short time to be able to assess individual...

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