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19 Nov 2009
Amnesty International published a press release calling on the Albanian authorities to ensure that children are not placed in orphanages due to the poverty of the family. Through greater assistance and support provided to such families, children...
03 Sep 2009
‘SETimes’ reports that more than a third of Albanians prefer to live abroad in search of a better life, according to a poll by Gallup Balkans Monitor. Among youth the figure is about 50%. This comes as immigration figures drop from the...
02 Aug 2009
The website of Swiss Cooperation reports that 52 underprivileged children from the Albanian villages of Gerdec and Marqinet were as well as 6 children with disabilities from Tirana were invited to spend their holidays at a famous specialised...
17 Jul 2009
‘The New York Times’ published an article about Albania’s human trafficking situation, saying that the ban on the use of speedboats three years earlier coupled with tighter border control reduced trafficking by half. It quotes the...
06 Jun 2009
‘AlertNet’ reports that a 15-year-old boy died in Shkodra, Albania, while collecting waste material in a rubbish dump last week. His death comes just days after a child rights campaign by World Vision ran in local media highlighting the...
25 May 2009
‘Balkan Insight’ published an article about the ***“a**nnual report of Amnesty International,“4 sighting the NGO’s *criticism of the Albanian government for its poor record in trafficking, violence against women....
16 May 2009
‘Amnesty International’ published a public statement on the eve of National Orphan’s Day (May 20), calling on the Albanian government and local authorities to ensure that orphan students who have been raised in state orphanages...
14 May 2009
The ‘Guardian’ published a book review of a fiction entitled “Short Border Handbook” written by Gaymend Kapllani (now available in English). The book describes the story of an Albanian, immigrating to Greece and provides a...

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