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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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30 Oct 2014
‘The Guardian’ reports on UNICEF research that child poverty has increased in 23 countries in the developed world since the start of the 2008 recession. The report claims the number of children in poverty is 2.6 million greater than...
22 Oct 2014
The ‘BBC’ reports on the first person to be convicted as a result of a Terre Des Hommes Netherlands project. The Australian national was caught as a result of an undercover sting in which charity workers posed online as a 10-year-old...
22 Oct 2014
‘UNICEF’ has reiterated points by UN human rights experts that called for a global response to fight human trafficking. They pointed out many, including children, who make it past the perilous situations across borders and the sea often...
17 Oct 2014
‘UNHCR’ reports on the comments made by UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres on the urgent action needed to protect refugee children. Speaking from Sharjah, UAE, Guterres expresses the need for ‘access to quality...
17 Oct 2014
The website of ‘Mirror’ report that the modern-day slavery is on the rise. Free The Slaves group estimates that around 21-30 million people are victims of modern-day slavery in the world. According to the group, four main factors are...
01 Oct 2014
The ‘Irish Examiner’ reports on the online child sexual abuse element of a wider Europol report on online criminality. The Examiner notes a surge in the streaming of real-time child abuse images in areas of the internet such as the...
29 Sep 2014
‘UN News Centre’ reports that a group of United Nations independents experts have called on governments to make renewed efforts to ensure that children’s views are heard and taken into account. Kirsten Sandberg of the Committee on the...
19 Sep 2014
‘The Economist’ reports that in 2012 there were over 168 million child labourers. The level of child labour has significantly reduced since the past years. However, one in ten children worldwide are still working. The elimination of...
18 Sep 2014
‘Globalpost’ reports that according to IOM, about 500 people drowned when a boat carrying them from Egypt to Italy capsized. The boat sank off Malta, including about 100 children. In the accident 10 people survived. The survivors...
09 Sep 2014
!IJJO.jpg!The August issue of the newsletter announces the 6th IJJO International Conference in Brussels in December on evidence-based policies on alternatives to detention. It also covers a transnational seminar on child-friendly justice approach...

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