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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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17 Jul 2018
Last Week the UN General Assembly has agreed to better manage the international flow of migrants and protect human rights. The UN Global Compact for Migration (GCM) is a collective agreement among UN member states to improve cooperation and...
03 Aug 2016
The Independent provides insights into the content of a new Home Office Committee Report "Migration Crisis" in which it is concluded that the response to the situation across the EU has been "lamentable". The report examines the situation over the...
03 Aug 2016
Thomas Reuters Foundation reports on the desperation of many Syrian refugees arriving in Greece. For some, the conditions are so terrible that they have begun to question whether it is really any better in Greece than Syria. Aside from the squalor ...
31 Jul 2016
The Independent reports that so far this year at least 3,000 migrants have died whilst attempting to cross the Mediterranean. This puts 2016 on course to be the most deadly year yet in the continuing refugee crisis. Whilst the numbers of people...
29 Jul 2016
The Telegraph reports that unaccompanied migrant children are being forced into exploitation and child labor (including child sexual exploitation) upon arrival in Europe. Many are informed that they must work to repay 'debts' owed to human...
26 Jul 2016
Human Rights Watch reports on Italy's illegal forced returns of migrant children to Greece. The practice has been going on since 2013 and in October 2014 the European Court of Human Rights ruled that summary returns of migrants from Italy to Greece...
13 Jul 2016
In this press release the European Commission expresses the intention to completely reform the current Common European Asylum System with the hope of moving towards a fairer, more efficient and more humane asylum policy. The European Commission says...
20 Jun 2016
Human Rights Watch have reported that delays in registration and limited implementation of temporary protection policies in Turkey mean that many Syrian refugees are left without effective protection or access to jobs and services that they...
15 Mar 2016
The Huffington Post UK reports on the consequences of half-a-decade long Syrian conflict for Syrian children. Five years, for any child, feels like a lifetime. For the millions of Syrian children whose lives have been turned upside down by the...

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