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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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02 Jul 2019
The United Nation’s migration office has raised alarm about children dying during migration at heart shattering rates. The report comes in the back drop of viral photos of a Central American migrant – father, daughter duo who drowned in the Rio...
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...
13 Mar 2017
In this Op-Ed, the availability of education for school going refugee children in various host countries in Europe is discussed. While host countries do not have an obligation to provide education to refugee children, this op-ed concludes that in...
22 Sep 2016
The New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants is a common outcome document agreed upon by UN Member States that lays the foundation for a global approach to large movements of refugees and migrants. The Declaration expresses the political will...
20 Sep 2016
Human Rights Watch reports that all children have a legal right to an education. But too often, children forced to flee their homes also end up missing out on schooling–a double blow with dire consequences for their future. Parents trying to shield...
19 Sep 2016
Ahead of the UN High Level Summit on large movements of refugees and migrants, human rights experts released a joint statement expressing their appreciation for the UN Special Adviser on the Summit on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and...
09 Aug 2016
Open Democracy reports on the continuing situation of migrants at camps in Greece on the island of Chios. There are three different camps in the area but one's quality of life depends very much on which camps one ends up in, which in turn is largely...
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 ...
01 Aug 2016
IRIN reports that sixteen-year-old Hamza, an Afghan refugee, can't shake the memory of another teenager's bloody, dying body on the ground metres from his tent. The victim, also an Afghan refugee aged 16, suffered severe stab wounds and head...

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