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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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18 Jul 2018
More than 2500 (85%) of school-age asylum-seeking children on Greece’s Aegean islands still have not been enrolled in a public school. Access to education is a universal human right. Human Rights Watch (HRW) emphasises the need for asylum-seeking...
03 Oct 2017
For 3 years, Gil and Sadie Klassby have been running a school for refugee children at the Harmanli refugee camp. In the beginning, the British natives started and developed the school with their own resources, but during the second and third years...
21 Sep 2017
Open Democracy follows the cases of migrant families living in Russia whose children are struggling to enroll in school due to the tightening restrictions on school attendance. This has particularly adverse affects for migrant children who are...
28 Jun 2017
UNICEF approximates that 20,000 refugee children are currently present within Greece. Among these children, a small diaspora is existent, as some of these migrant children reside within urban centers, while other children are situated in...
08 Jun 2017
It has recently been reported that Turkey, in collaboration with the European Union and UNICEF, had previously initiated a project financed by the European Union that calls for Syrian and other refugees situated in Turkey, to register their children...
07 Jun 2017
The Independent spotlights the near polarizing differences in the educational procedures for refugee children situated in the United Kingdom and Sweden. According to the article, the former signifies the fifth largest economy in the world, however...
17 Mar 2017
17 March 2017 – Education experts and government officials will gather at the Paris headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) from 20 to 24 March, to discuss ways of expanding the use of mobile...
13 Mar 2017
In this Op-Ed, the availability of education for school going refugee children in various host countries in Europe is discussed. While host countries do not have an obligation to provide education to refugee children, this op-ed concludes that in...
09 Jan 2017
The Telegraph reports that "the future in this crisis lies in the children and most importantly in their education". The article is about refugee children in Greece and how fast and eager they are to learn. 
20 Sep 2016
Human Rights Watch reports that all children have a legal right to an education. But too often, children forced to flee their homes also end up missing out on schooling–a double blow with dire consequences for their future. Parents trying to shield...

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