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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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10 Jan 2019
There are still 884 refugee children under the age of 13, and 2,300 young people aged 14-17 who are missing in Germany reports Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung (NOZ) citing Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA). According to them this number is higher now...
28 Mar 2018
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) launched a new report called "Under watchful eyes – biometrics, EU IT-systems and fundamental rights" analyzing the impact of this technology in the EU migration policy. "IT systems can help...
20 Jul 2017
  This article by News Deeply reports on the number of unaccompanied minors who are missing in Europe. Data from the NGO network Missing Children reveals that more than 63,000 unaccompanied minors arrived in the European Union in 2016. Europol...
13 Jun 2017
Aljazeera recently wrote a piece about the precarious life of an 11 year old Afghan refugee who has been stuck in Serbia. Abuzar was interviewed by Aljazeera in February 2017 and is one of 300,000 child migrants worldwide who have been attempting to...
12 Oct 2016
"BBC News" presents a in-depth look missing migrant children in Europe. They build on Europol statistics that estimate that around 10,000 children have gone missing in Europe over the past two years. 
10 Oct 2016
While headlines about “missing children” stir moral outcry, Refugees Deeply reports that E.U. data on unaccompanied minors is full of holes and discrepancies. Researchers Nando Sigona and Rachel Humphris argue for better data to address the real...
05 Sep 2016
The Independent has released shocking new figures for the number of children “failed” by the British government. According to the report, the whereabouts of 360 vulnerable children is unknown, over 200 of whom have been missing for over two years. A...
29 Aug 2016
Express reports that most of the missing 8,991 children are aged between 14 and 17, although 867 are aged under 13. The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) warned unaccompanied minors from conflict zones are "by far the most...
29 Aug 2016
The Telegraph's Justin Huggler writes on fears that many of the unaccompanied refugee children (totalling almost 9000 according to recent police figures) have been targeted by organised trafficking gangs. Save the Children said it was “extremely...
29 Jul 2016
Europe is failing to protect unaccompanied children on the move, reports the Huffington Post on a House of Lords Committee enquiry. The Children in Crisis report claims that the UK government has failed to support its European partners in taking...

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