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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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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...
20 Mar 2019
On the third anniversary of the EU-Turkey deal, 25 humanitarian, human rights and volunteer organisations are calling on EU leaders to take immediate action to end the unfair and unnecessary containment policy which is preventing asylum seekers...
22 Feb 2019
Greece is struggling to manage what is threatening to become a ‘humanitarian disaster’ on Samos – an island which gained the nickname ‘new Lesbos’ for the inhumane conditions in which refugees and migrants have been placed as they await the...
21 Feb 2019
Rania Ali, a Syrian refugee now living in Austria, took part in ‘Lost in Migration’, a conference held this month in Malta. Ali contributed to a discussion on why children in migration cannot speak for themselves. She warned that numerous...
20 Feb 2019
Education is a human right and according to the Greek Council for Refugees “the children of asylum seekers and children seeking international protection have access to the education system under similar conditions to Greek nationals." However,...
20 Feb 2019
The number of refugee and migrant children has been on the rise across Europe. There are many instances in which the host country has failed to provide essential services to migrant and refugee children that would help identify them, process their...
15 Feb 2019
John Goodwin, CEO of the Lego Foundation has published an opinion with Devex in which he discussed the importance of play in child`s development and learning process on one side, while there are 28 million refugee children today for whom play is...
06 Feb 2019
The Trauma-Informed Schools project, implemented by the Istanbul-based organisation Maya Vakfi (Maya Foundation) and supported by Theirworld, uses art therapy and other skills to provide psychosocial support to refugee children and train teachers...
02 Feb 2019
The UNHCR published a new report urging authorities to end detention of children for immigration purposes, integrate children in their national systems, and provide them with the guardianship systems. Unaccompanied children should be provided with...
31 Jan 2019
In their new report ‘Turn the tide’ UNHCR is warning about the educational crisis, citing the data which indicates around 4 million refugee children around the world who do not go to school. The gender gap is especially concerning, as the report...

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