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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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09 Dec 2015
Hurriyet Daily News reports that one third of marriages in Turkey involve underage girls, according to a women’s rights lawyer speaking at a conference that was called to tackle the problem. The actual number is probably far higher because many...
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,...
05 Aug 2015
Fox News reports on organisation Save the Children's concerns about refugee children in Greece, who the organisation says are at risk of exploitation and disease since the State's authorities are overwhelmed by the numbers of refugees arriving every...
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...
28 Jul 2015
Catholic Online reports on Turkey's response to thirteen-year-old Syrian refugee Ahmet Hamdo, who was recently beaten by a Turkish restaurant owner for selling tissues to customers. When news and photographs of the boy's abuse spread, the Turkish...
20 Jul 2015
Vocativ reports on the struggles facing one infant born to Syrian refugee parents in Turkey in order to highlight the difficulties facing a stateless generation of refugees. The young boy, Taim, was born to Syrian parents Jamal Mamo and his wife...
30 Jun 2015
‘The Irish Times’ report on the Syrian refugee situation. The newspaper describes how Syrians who left their country because of war, live in Southern Turkey in difficult conditions, sleep in the fields, or truck parking places,  work long days with...
29 Jun 2015
‘The Middle East Monitor’ reports unsuccessful Iraqi Yazidi refugees' attempt to cross the border to the European Union. The Yazidi refugees in Turkey in some refugee camps have difficult life conditions, therefore, they attempt to leave Turkey and...
29 Jun 2015
Breitbart’ reports on Syrian human traffickers who bring immigrants across the Aegean Sea from Turkey to the European Union. Previously, smuggling across the Sea was dominated by Turkish gangs, but as the investigation lead by the Turkish police...

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