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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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19 Nov 2018
The Daily Sabah Turkey writes about the unaccompanied minors arriving in Turkey, seeking safety and a normal life. The Children's Support Center in Diyarbakir provides accommodation for migrant children, who now speak of their experiences on the...
20 Feb 2018
''A total of 117 migrants and refugees arrived on the northern Aegean islands in the last three days (17-20 February). There were 135 arrivals on Lesvos, 17 on Chios and 25 on Samos. A total of 575 migrants and refugees have arrived on Lesvos,...
20 Feb 2018
Kathimerini reports that ''a group of 17 Turkish citizens seeking asylum in Greece after crossing on a rubber dinghy to the eastern Aegean island of Oinousses includes six children and four women. The seven men in the group told Greek authorities...
11 Feb 2018
According to Middle East Eye, ''Only 16 per cent of asylum seekers who have arrived in Greece are likely to be sent to Turkey despite a controversial European Union (EU) deal, the former head of Greece's asylum service said on Sunday. Maria...
08 Jun 2017
It has recently been reported that Turkey, in collaboration with the European Union and UNICEF, had previously initiated a project financed by the European Union that calls for Syrian and other refugees situated in Turkey, to register their children...
23 May 2017
In May 2017, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) had released a report regarding the contemporary migrant crisis prevalent in Europe, specifically regarding the presence of Syrian refugees in the Southern European country of...
15 May 2017
A deal made between Brussels and Ankara dating back to March of 2016, has now prompted the European Union to receive more than 5,000 migrants from Turkey, according to a Daily Sabah news article. In the last four months, the European Union has...
26 Aug 2016
According to a news report from Reuters, the delayed reaction of the EU to provide humanitarian support and asylum assistance is putting the lives of thousands of Syrian children in limbo. The 3 billion Euros of aid promised by the EU to Turkey is...
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...

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