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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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29 Sep 2019
This month, with the help of the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol), the Spanish and French national police dismantled a large poly-criminal network involved in migrant smuggling, and human and drug trafficking. The...
26 Sep 2019
'Children Stuck in Limbo: Examining the Vulnerability of Unaccompanied Minors in Northern France' is a recent report published by Refugee Rights Europe in response to the dangerous situation in Calais, Northern France, where tightened border...
12 Apr 2018
By Angela Giuffrida Seven Italian charities appealed to the European Commission and the Italian Ministry of Interior accusing the French border police of falsifying birth dates of unaccompanied migrant children so as to pass them off as adults and...
24 Oct 2016
The 'Huffington Post' reports that Yvette Cooper has warned that child refugees risk slipping into the hands of smugglers as the Calais “Jungle” camp is demolished. After violence overnight in the Calais camp, Cooper, who is chair of the Home...
18 Oct 2016
The Telegraph reports that figures show that in the year to September 2015, 65 per cent of the child refugees who had their age disputed were found to be over 18.
19 Sep 2016
The death of a 14-year-old boy, killed on a French motorway while trying to reach his family in Britain, despite having a legal right to asylum in the UK, has sparked urgent calls for the Government to stop playing “disgusting politics” with the...
03 Apr 2016
RT reports that almost 130 children have gone missing from the Calais migrant camp after authorities demolished parts of the makeshift shelters last month, a British charity has revealed. The southern section of the camp was bulldozed in the first...
08 Jul 2015
'VICE News' reports that a French official traveled to the French-Italian border Monday to "sound the alarm" over the issue of overcrowding in the region's underage migrant shelters. Eric Ciotti, the head of the general council for the Alpes-...

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