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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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15 Aug 2016
New Europe reports that last month Turkey’s Constitutional Court annulled a law punishing sexual acts with children under 15 years old. A district court complained that the current law does not distinguish between a 14-year old and a 4-year old,...
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.
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...
08 Feb 2016
Sputnik News reports that in Turkish Kurdistan, the local residents have been on strike for 40 days now and are asking the police to allow them to take the bodies of their dead children. There are seven Kurdish teenagers whose names are known, who...
16 Dec 2015
Euronews reports that in the southern town of Sanliurfa, a new school has been opened for refugee children. The My Life school was founded by the European Union and is run by the United Nations’ children’s charity UNICEF in partnership with Refugee...
15 Dec 2015
IRFC reports that in partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and UNICEF, the Turkish Red Crescent Society manages 28 child-friendly spaces in urban locations near the Turkish border with Syria as...
09 Dec 2015
Hurriyet Daily News reports that one third of marriages in Turkey involve underage girls, according to a women’s rights lawyer speaking at a conference that was called to tackle the problem. The actual number is probably far higher because many...
23 Nov 2015
Eurek Alert reports that, according to a new RAND Corporation study, there is an urgent need to improve both short-term and long-term approaches to education for the large number of Syrian refugee children in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. The report...

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