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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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13 Jan 2019
Daily Sabah is reporting about the project led by Turkish children and their parents, aiming to provide protection to Syrian refugees during winter by knitting scarves and barrettes. According to the Daily Sabah, as part of the "Cozy Kindness...
30 Jul 2016
The Guardian reports that the numbers of refugees arriving in Greece have increased dramatically since the failed coup in Turkey. Although there had been a steady decline in the number of people arriving since the signing of the EU-Turkey deal back...
05 Apr 2016
The Independent reports that as the first wave of refugees is deported from Greece to Turkey, human rights advocates have raised concerns about the country's suitability as a destination for asylum-seekers.  Turkey is home to over 2.5 million Syrian...
21 Mar 2016
Reuters report that one day after the implementation of the EU - Turkey deal, migrants continue to make the perilous crossing to Greece, in search for a better life. Greek authorities have placed the number of new arrivals in the past 24 hours at...
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...
15 Jan 2016
ABC reports that there are among the 400,000 Syrian children in Turkey who are of school age but are not receiving a formal education. Syrians fleeing to Turkey are allowed to enter the country visa-free under temporary protection visas which...
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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