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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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25 Jan 2018
According to the Washington Post ''Europe’s top human rights court has cleared Greece of allegations of serious mistreatment made by three Afghan migrants who were arrested and held at an overcrowded island detention center. The Council of Europe’s...
25 Jan 2018
''The majority of migrants and refugees who have landed on the Aegean islands since the March 2016 deal signed between the European Union and Ankara will remain in Greece as conditions for their return to Turkey are considered not safe, according to...
24 Jan 2018
Euractive reports that ''Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni told business leaders in Davos on Wednesday (24 January) that migration cannot be solved by countries alone – it needs a concerted action, but also...
19 Jan 2018
Kathimerini reports that ''In its annual review for 2018, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said the failure of Greek authorities to properly identify vulnerable asylum seekers for transfer to the mainland hasimpeded their access to proper care and services...
17 Jan 2018
''Tensions are growing on Chios as residents of the areas close to the disused factory housing hundreds of migrants have literally blocked the government’s efforts to expand the facility as people keep arriving on the island in boats from...
16 Jan 2018
Al-Monitor reports that more than 12,000 Turks applied for asylum in Europe for the first time in 2017, according to Eurostat. This figure is triple what it was the year preceding the failed coup and is the highest it has been in the past decade....
16 Jan 2018
Reuters reports that ''Greece, Jordan and Cyprus called for more effective support to countries on the frontline of the Middle East refugee crisis on Tuesday and pledged to deepen cooperation on a host of issues from water management to protection...
16 Jan 2018
According to the Council of Europe, ''in the final working days of 2017, the organisation received confirmation of important financial support for the second phase of the project on the European Qualifications Passport for Refugees from Italy and...
16 Jan 2018
''More than 350 refugees and migrants live in the provincial capital of Kavala in Northern Greece. During the refugee influx of 2016, most residents had welcomed or at least tolerated the newcomers to their picturesque town that was built by...
15 Jan 2018
An article presented by the Washington Post aims to shed light on the living conditions of refugees currently in Moria, Lesvos. ''The first thing you notice is the smell: the stench from open-pit latrines mingling with the odor of thousands of...

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