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26 Aug 2016
Gulf News reports on a  young boy who travelled on a dangerous people- smuggling boat to Italy to seek healthcare for his ill brother. The issue has caused a public backlash against the Egyptian government. The boy was identified as Ahmad... Read more
26 Aug 2016
UNICEF reports on a project in a London school, where the application of a teaching resource on the refugee crisis has made huge progress in children’s understanding of their own rights and the rights of others. Discussing the refugee crisis... Read more
25 Aug 2016
On August 22nd 2016, Balkan Sunflowers Kosova (BSFK) organised a screening of the documentary film "LIVES". The film features some of the reasons for the life expectancy of the ashkali, roma and egyptian communities, as well as presenting... Read more
24 Aug 2016
The Straits Times reports Europol's Tuesday (Aug 23) statement that police have swooped in 28 European countries and arrested 75 suspects for sharing child sex images on the internet while investigating 207 cases across the... Read more

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From a Whisper to a Shout: A Call to End Violence Towards Children in Alternative Care (Child Hub Summary)

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Working with researchers from the University of Bedfordshire, SOS Children’s Village have produced an extensive report exposing the prevalence of violence towards children in alternative care settings in 21 different countries around the world. The report offers practical recommendations to governments, care providers and other stakeholders for the protection of children from violence in these situations.

Experience of working in children's homes in Croatia - conversation with an educator from Children Home Zagreb

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In the past few years we have witnessed a process of de-institutionalization, which is carried out in order to ensure better treatment of children in institutions, as well as better working conditions for employees. We often hear a variety of information about the work of the institutions for children, both positive and negative. We believe that there are variety of great experts who dedicate their life for this work and we find  it important to present their individual stories.

Europe/migration: Five-country police agreement exacerbates crisis and puts vulnerable migrants at risk -- Zeid

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On Thursday, the UN Human Rights High Commissioner, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, expressed serious concern at security measures adopted at a recent meeting of the heads of police of five European countries, which are already having a negative impact on the human rights of refugees and migrants in southern and central Europe, and are compounding the already exceptionally difficult situation in Greece.  “In the wake of the adoption of these measures last week, the treatment of refugees and migrants moving through some of these countries already appears to have changed, with seriously negative impli

How would you improve the Child Protection Hub?

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The Child Protection Hub is constantly undergoing developments and improvements, and many of them are based on your feedback. As we are planning a new phase of developments, please take a minute to complete this survey, which only consists of 1 question. Your ideas and suggestions are of great help for us, and we will do our best to put them into practice!

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After death of five small children, international organisation calls Slovak authorities to take immediate action

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The European Roma Rights Centre reports that Roma in Slovakia are often forced to live in unsafe, hazardous and unhealthy housing conditions. In the first week of 2016 two small Romani children died in Košice, Slovakia. Both the 6- and 4-month-old boys died in a segregated neighbourhood. Three more minors died last weekend in a Roma settlement in Lomnička village in Central Slovakia. Considering that these deaths were utterly preventable, the European Roma Rights Centre calls on Slovak authorities to take immediate action.

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