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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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01 Aug 2016
The Tablet reports that economic hardship experienced by Syrian refugee families living in neighbouring countries is forcing children into arranged marriage and child labour, a report by Caritas Europe has found.
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...
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...
10 May 2016
CBS News reports on the condition of Syrian children who are working in factories in Turkey for very low wages. Hidden cameras have revealed that many garment factories in Turkey are using child labor, many, if not most of whom are from Syria. These...
06 May 2016
The Guardian reports on how many of Syria's children who have fled the conflict in their country, end up working in sweatshops in Turkey. The article contains a video and pictures showing the life of these young boys working in a sweatshop.  One of...
02 Feb 2016
Yahoo News reports that High-street clothes retailers Next and H&M found Syrian refugee children being employed in Turkish factories that supply them, according to a survey by a British charity released on Monday. The report by the Business and...
15 Jan 2016
ABC reports that there are among the 400,000 Syrian children in Turkey who are of school age but are not receiving a formal education. Syrians fleeing to Turkey are allowed to enter the country visa-free under temporary protection visas which...
04 Jan 2016
'Aljazeera' reports that more than 400,000 Syrian children work in Turkey, instead of going to school. “Especially in seasonal or labor-intensive sectors like agriculture, construction or textile, Syrian child labor has become the norm,” said Murat...

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