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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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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...
04 Apr 2016
The BBC reports that Greece has begun its deportation of migrants to Turkey under the new EU - Turkey Deal. The first boat carrying over one hundred migrants has arrived in Turkey from the Island of Lesvos with another boat scheduled to depart on...
03 Apr 2016
Telesur reports that as Greece prepares to implement the controversial EU-Turkey refugee deal, girls are falling prey to human traffickers on an unprecedented scale. The European Union and Turkey have treated Syrian refugees so terribly that they...
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...
21 Mar 2016
Yahoo News reports that more than 1,600 migrants have landed in Greece since a landmark EU-Turkey deal on curbing the influx took effect, as Greek authorities scramble to implement complex new rules. Under the migrant deal, for every Syrian sent...
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...
20 Mar 2016
A report by Reuters addresses the legality of the EU - Turkey deal, which has been questioned by the UN, Amnesty International  and other groups. The deal has been questioned over its workability, and Amnesty International has questioned whether...
18 Mar 2016
The BBC reports that EU leaders at meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in Brussels in an effort to reach an agreement over the migrant crises. The EU proposal would mean that Turkey will take back every migrant who crosses over into...
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...
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...

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