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31 May 2019
A large number of refugee children have remained in Greece during the past years. Merope Tzoufi, Greece’s Alternate Education Minister, presented the latest data concerning the Education of refugee children in Greece. The minister stated that...
28 May 2019
"The numbers of trafficked children are on the rise." stressed Sarah Di Giglio, Senior Policy Officer on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery at the IOM.  According to ECPAT UK (Every Child Protected Against Trafficking) “Albanian and Vietnamese...
27 May 2019
Representatives of the Council of Europe, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), and national stakeholders from Portugal organized a seminar, ‘Effective Protection of Refugee and Migrant Children in Portugal’, in Lisbon on 27–28 May 2019. The...
29 Apr 2019
The National Herald reports that the number of unaccompanied minors (UAM) seeking asylum in Greece has increased in 2018, at the same time warning about the complaints from the activists in Greece that those minors are being 'routinely locked up in...
22 Apr 2019
The Terre des hommes Romania organized round table, Inter-Institutional Collaboration Practices for Assisting Vulnerable Minors, gathered social-work and child-protection professionals from NGOs and public institutions to identify functional models...
15 Feb 2019
ECRE is criticizing the European Asylum Support Office (EASO), after the EASO published their overview of asylum trends in 2018. The main complaints are related to: The EASO struck a rather celebratory tone when announcing the number of asylum...
05 Dec 2018
Reliefweb published an interview with Vesna Mraković-Jokanović, National Director of SOS Children's Villages Serbia. SOS Children's Villages Serbia launched its emergency response in 2015 and has helped 125,000 children, young people and their...
04 Dec 2018
The most recent European Directive on detention clearly defines situations in which countries can detain asylum seekers. Despite this, many countries in Europe apply the practice of detention of asylum seekers, adults as well as children also in...
15 Oct 2018
Over 30 refugee and host community member women and children participated in the first training in ”Movement, Games and Sport” psychosocial methodology of Terre des Hommes, in Bucharest, between 19th – 27th of June 2018. About the project Through...
30 Aug 2018
More than half of all croatian citizens think that Croatia should be open to refugees looking for protection, and about two thirds don’t agree with the idea of Croatia being closed by wire or walls. This was found by the research Prevalence and...

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