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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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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...
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...
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.
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...
20 Jun 2016
Human Rights Watch have reported that delays in registration and limited implementation of temporary protection policies in Turkey mean that many Syrian refugees are left without effective protection or access to jobs and services that they...
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...
20 Mar 2016
BBC reports that a deal between the EU and Turkey, which will see migrants who have had their asylum application rejected sent back to Turkey, has now come into effect. The deal is aimed at closing off the migration path by sea, from Turkey to...

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