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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...
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...
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...
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...
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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08 Nov 2015
Human Rights Watch reports that more than 400,000 Syrian refugee children living in Turkey are not attending school. The Turkish government adopted an important policy in September 2014 that formally grants Syrian children access to public schools,...

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