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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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23 Jan 2019
Children forced to live in overcrowded refugee camps on Greek islands such as Lesvos are being left to battle a mental health crisis alone. New research from Refugee Rights Europe is shedding light on their plight, writes Helena Eynon, a...
03 Jan 2019
Ellen Water, the Director of Development at Doctors of the World UK wrote a blog for BMJ about the Open Minds project, an initiative by Doctors of the World, which, according to her “aims to promote mental health and wellbeing for people facing...
06 Dec 2018
The Muppets are working together with the LEGO Foundation to help refugee children suffering from trauma and with no access to education. Watch the video on the link below to learn more about this project!
02 Aug 2017
According to recent reports, the number of unaccompanied children placed in unhygienic detention centres has increased alarmingly. At the end of July, 117 children were in police cells and custody centres, whereas only two were placed in detention...
02 Aug 2017
Psychology Today reports current concerns regarding the mental health of refugee children, and points out patterns in suicidal and homicidal ideation among refugee teenagers. Traditional practices in suicidality evaluation are criticized, and it is...
09 Jun 2017
The Greek Reporter spotlights a prevalent issue within refugee centers throughout Greece. In the Souda refugee camp, located in Chios, refugee children are mentally burdened by overwhelming stress, according to the article, which cites the...
04 May 2017
According to UNICEF, there are nearly 75,000 refugees and migrants, along with an approximate number of 24,600 children who are in complete limbo, taking temporary residence in Greece, Bulgaria, Hungary, and West of the Balkan states. UNICEF claims ...
26 Jun 2016
Almonitor reports that today, the mass migration of Syrian refugees poses an even more urgent need for humanitarian aid and physiological and mental health relief — particularly among the crisis’ most innocent victims, Syria’s children. They may...
27 Feb 2016
The Deutsche Welle reports that depression and mental illness are now starting to be recognized by the UN and aid agencies as problems that many Syrian refugees face. And it is children who are in the firing line, as Martin Jay reports from Lebanon...

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