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15 Jan 2019
Red Noses International decided to widen its mission and, as part of the Emergency Smile programme, they now entertain children in refugee camps too, in addition to hospitals. According to the reports, situation in the refugee camp on the Greek...
15 Jan 2019
The suspended Riace`s mayor Mimmo Lucano became known for supporting pro-migrant policies and welcoming migrants and refugees. Shortly after he faced accusations of corruption and had to leave the function and the town in line with the court order,...
14 Jan 2019
UNICEF and IOM published a call for papers on the topic of Children on the Move: Building Migration Data Capacities. The UNICEF-IOM committee will review the papers and the best authors will be invited to the Expert Workshop organized by those...
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...
10 Jan 2019
The Government of Ireland will accept five unaccompanied child migrants who have been rescued from the Mediterranean. The rescue ships arrived to Malta weeks ago but were refused permission to access ports, leaving around 50 refugees including women...
10 Jan 2019
In 1998, 10 years old Issa Abdou left Cameroon with an aim to reach Spain and start playing football in one of the best football leagues. He is now the captain of “Alma de África,” (Soul of Africa), a football team made of immigrants and Spaniards,...
09 Jan 2019
Oxfam is warning about hundreds of pregnant women, unaccompanied children and survivors of torture who have been “abandoned” in refugee camps in Greece. Independent talked to Renata Rendón, Oxfam’s head of mission in Greece who confirmed...
08 Jan 2019
Council of Europe has produced a handbook that contains comprehensive guidance for frontline professionals working with migrant minors on how to communicate information about children`s rights in a child-friendly and age-appropriate manner. The...
06 Jan 2019
The number of people trying to cross the English Channel to enter UK is increasing, amounting to a total of 239 since November. Before migrants tend to use vans, crossing the channel in ferries. This has changed, and now small and unsafe boats are...
05 Jan 2019
Rights activists accused European countries on Friday of a new "record of shame" for refusing to open ports to migrant children and families stranded at sea in the Mediterranean for two weeks. Migrants rescued off Malta on December 22 are still at...

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