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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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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...
12 Sep 2017
UNICEF reports that "migrant and refugee children and youth trying to reach Europe face appalling levels of human rights abuses, with 77 per cent of those traveling along the Central Mediterranean route reporting direct experiences of abuse,...
19 Aug 2016
'EU Observer' reports that the Council of Europe’s special representative on migration and refugees, Tomas Bocek, praised Turkey for their efforts in helping huge numbers of displaced people from neighbouring states but raised doubts over their...
12 Jun 2016
The Turkish weekly reports that experts have expressed alarm that the already high figure of child laborers in Turkey, which numbered almost 1 million in 2012, has been increasing, as millions of Syrian refugees try to earn a living after crossing...
10 Jun 2016
On the occasion of the World Day against Child Labour, Tdh releases a new study on child labour among refugees of the Syrian conflict. The study “Because we struggle to survive” sheds light on the problem of child labour, including its worst forms,...
03 Jun 2016
The UN News Centre has conducted an interview with Marta Santos Pais, the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, about the fact that half of all children face some form of sexual, physical or moral abuse....
26 May 2016
World Vision reports on Syria war and all side effects for children: 1. Health - malnutrition and diseases, diarrheal diseases like cholera, cold weather leads to the risk of pneumonia and other respiratory infections 2. Child labor - many of them...
10 May 2016
CBS News reports on the condition of Syrian children who are working in factories in Turkey for very low wages. Hidden cameras have revealed that many garment factories in Turkey are using child labor, many, if not most of whom are from Syria. These...
06 May 2016
The Guardian reports on how many of Syria's children who have fled the conflict in their country, end up working in sweatshops in Turkey. The article contains a video and pictures showing the life of these young boys working in a sweatshop.  One of...
04 Feb 2016
New Europe reports that unaccompanied children are frequently disappearing from reception centres for asylum seekers in Croatia, according to a report by the Council of Europe released today in Strasbourg. While most identified victims are women and...

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