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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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29 Apr 2019
The National Herald reports that the number of unaccompanied minors (UAM) seeking asylum in Greece has increased in 2018, at the same time warning about the complaints from the activists in Greece that those minors are being 'routinely locked up in...
19 Jul 2016
Human Rights Watch reports that numerous unaccompanied migrant children are being detained in police station cells which are unsanitary and overcrowded. Many of these asylum seeking children have fled the horrors of war and persecution in the hope...
14 Jul 2016
Save the Children shares the stories of unaccompanied minors in Greece who have fled war zones in the hope of a better life yet who find themselves detained. As vulnerable children, many of those detained do not know their legal status nor their...
17 May 2016
The EUObserver reports on the UN's rapporteur for migrant rights called on Greece to stop detaining children in jail cells. A fact finding mission has found that some children spend 2 weeks in jail cells, with the envoy saying that there was no...
30 Mar 2016
A recent story by the Greek Reporter has shown that the number of unaccompanied refugee children has increased dramatically in 2016. According to the the head of the Hellenic Coast Guard’s personnel union federation, 537 unaccompanied minors,...
22 Aug 2015
The Belfast Telegraph reports that UN workers have called upon police on the Greek island of Kos to stop the practice of locking children up in adult prison cells. Ten children who were smuggled, unaccompanied, from Pakistan have been taken into...

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