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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
16 Apr 2016
Relief Web reports that an estimated 2,000 unaccompanied children who travelled alone to Europe or lost their families along the way are now stranded in Greece following recent border closures, while only 477 shelter spaces are available for these...
21 Mar 2016
The Guardian reports that the MPs said they were concerned about the absence of a clear process by which children could be registered and looked after by the French authorities. Volunteers working in Calais told the MPs that many of the children had...

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