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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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18 Sep 2019
Between 1st of January and 12th September Turkey has stopped 269.059 irregular migrants crossing Europe, the highest ever. The number is expected to grow by the end of the year. Previous years figures of intercepted illegal migrants were: In 2018...
07 Jun 2017
According to a newly published article by Daily Sabah, digital games may possibly equip refugee children with imperative interpersonal and mental capacities. These observations stem from the findings of Bahcesehir University of Turkey, New York...
15 Jul 2016
The BBC addresses a range of questions which European, and in particular British, citizens may have about the Syrian refugee crisis. This article helpfully corrects the common misconception that 'most' refugees are ultimately attempting to reach...
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...
19 Jun 2016
The Guardian reports that 8 Syrian refugees have been killed by Turkish border guards, three of whom were children. Referencing the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the Guardian also reports that up to 60 Syrian refugees have fallen victim to...
04 Jun 2016
Mail Online reports that a court in Turkey has sentenced a Turkish man to 108 years in jail for sexually assaulting at least eight Syrian children at a flagship refugee camp.The 29-year-old man, identified only as Erdal E., worked as a cleaner at...
03 Feb 2016
The European Commission's Directorate-General of Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection has provided a blog entry detailing the experience of a colleague who met with refugee families in Turkey who are receiving specific medical and psychological...
04 Jan 2016
The Daily Sabah (Turkey) reports on Project Lift, which  is a volunteer organization that offers creative arts therapy to refugee children from war-torn Syria.  The brainchild of the 16-year-old Emir Özsüer, who wanted to do something for the...
29 Jul 2015
World Bulletin reports on the recently-opened Psycho-Social Rehabilitation Center in Fatih in Istanbul to help children affected by the Syrian conflict receive psychological support. According to UNICEF, there are nearly 2 million children, out of 5...
26 Jan 2015
'Albawaba' reports on Turkey opening its largest refugee camp, including new support for children. The new camp will host 35,000 refugees fleeing the violence of Kobani, It has two hospitals, seven medical clinics and enough classrooms for 10,000...

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