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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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06 Jun 2019
On June 4th, Terre des hommes Romania (Tdh) hosted a conference with the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) about alternatives to child detention in the context of migration and asylum. Guests from around Europe...
05 Apr 2019
Immigration detention of children, both of children who are alone or with their  families, is a widespread practice in EU member  states.  Although numbers  of children in detention are not adequately collected and published on national  level, the...
26 Mar 2019
The Council of Europe has recognized the detention of migrant and refugee children as a harmful practice that violates the rights of detainees. In the 2016–2021 Strategy for the Rights of the Child, the Children’s Rights division of the Council of...
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...
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...
22 Sep 2017
Attention has been drawn to Hungary's increasingly tough anti-migration measures follwing UNHCR commissioner Filippo Grandi's recently criticised Hungary's “very clear intention” to curtail the access refugees have to protection in the country....
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...
27 Jul 2017
The Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights reports on the warnings by two UN Special Rapporteurs in regard to the situation of migrant children, ahead of the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on the 30th July 2017. Both experts warn...
19 Jul 2017
A significant portion of individuals turning to Europe as a safe haven amid the contemporary refugee crisis are young children. To be specific, 32% of asylum requests in the European Union were from children. The bloc now attempts to establish an...
24 May 2017
Within Hungary's Tompa Refugee camp, 250 Kurdish migrants live in limbo. Among these refugees, are young children, according to a recently published article by Rudaw. The camp's residence is urging for global assistance, in protest of the harsh...

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