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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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22 Aug 2016
'IBT News' reports that Nasira Lopez, a Syrian teacher living in Istanbul, set up a school for refugee children in Turkey to prevent their exploitation and avoid child labour. "I wanted every child to be able to go to school as they should, and set...
19 Aug 2016
'EU Observer' reports that the Council of Europe’s special representative on migration and refugees, Tomas Bocek, praised Turkey for their efforts in helping huge numbers of displaced people from neighbouring states but raised doubts over their...
30 Jul 2016
The Guardian reports that the numbers of refugees arriving in Greece have increased dramatically since the failed coup in Turkey. Although there had been a steady decline in the number of people arriving since the signing of the EU-Turkey deal back...
28 Jul 2016
This European Commission press release announces that "the EU is delivering on its commitment to speed up the implementation of the Facility for Refugees in Turkey bringing the total amount mobilised to more than €2 billion to finance actions in the...
26 Jul 2016
Thomas Reuters Foundation reports on conditions in Turkey for Syrian refugees. It is not uncommon for children as young as 10 to be working in factories producing cheap goods for the Western fashion retail market. Meanwhile, of course, these...
01 Jul 2016
The Huffington Post reports that Turkey has taken in more Syrian refugee children than any other country - more than 700,000 of them. But 400,000 are out of school and a lack of funding means they will still be shut out of the education system when...
12 Jun 2016
The Turkish weekly reports that experts have expressed alarm that the already high figure of child laborers in Turkey, which numbered almost 1 million in 2012, has been increasing, as millions of Syrian refugees try to earn a living after crossing...
03 Jun 2016
ABC News reports that Amnesty International has called on the European Union to stop the "illegal" and "reckless" deportation of refugees to Turkey in a 35 page report that the group published. Amnesty International has argued that the plan to...
21 Mar 2016
Reuters report that one day after the implementation of the EU - Turkey deal, migrants continue to make the perilous crossing to Greece, in search for a better life. Greek authorities have placed the number of new arrivals in the past 24 hours at...
21 Mar 2016
Yahoo News reports that more than 1,600 migrants have landed in Greece since a landmark EU-Turkey deal on curbing the influx took effect, as Greek authorities scramble to implement complex new rules. Under the migrant deal, for every Syrian sent...

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