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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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26 Oct 2009
‘Human Rights Watch published a report ““Lost in Transit”:http://www.tdh-childprotection.org/component/option,com_doclib/task,showdoc/docid,871” about France’s system of detaining and deporting unaccompanied...
16 Oct 2009
‘Sofia Echo’ reports that 70 Roma living in Bordeaux had to be evacuated after a fire destroyed the run-down bus station. According to France 2 more than a thousand Roma live in the city, most of them in squalid conditions. Medecins...
08 Oct 2009
The ‘BBC’ reports two weeks after the shut down of the Calais makeshift migrant camp, most of the migrants are released and they regroup, with the same aim of getting to the UK. While the French government is trying to make conditions...
04 Oct 2009
‘The Independent’ reports that Le Pen’s daughter cited Mr. Mitterrand’s autobiographic book (published in 2005) on French television on Monday. The passage described openly how the now Minister of Culture got attracted to...
04 Oct 2009
‘Morning Star’ reports that hundreds of Afghans were supposed to be deported back to Afghanistan on a joint British-French flight, but finally the Immigration Ministry changed its decision amid large protests by migrant support...
18 Sep 2009
‘The Mail Online’ reports that this morning French police raided the makeshift refugee camp in Calais, armed with flamethrowers, stun guns and tear gas. Of the 278 people detained, half are children. After being taken to police...
13 Sep 2009
‘BBC’ reports that France intends to close the camp in Calais known as ‘the jungle’, the illegal gathering of tents and shelters of immigrants trying to cross to the UK. Minister Besson promised the operation would be...
03 Sep 2009
‘Ansa med’ reports that France’s Catholic daily ‘La Croix’ has published a reportage on minors being held in detention where foreigners await asylum and criticized this French practice as it goes against the ICRC....
29 Jun 2009
The ‘Independent’ published a question and answer format piece about refugees in Calais, after the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is formally establishing a full-time presence there. It will help migrants,...
23 May 2009
‘Reuters’ reports that French police had arrested 90 people across the country in an operation targeting a network, trading pedophile pictures on the internet. During the investigation lasting several years the special police unit...

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