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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 Nov 2009
‘Asia News’ reports that the for his message of the 96th World Day for migrants and Refugees, the Pope will talk about the status of migrant children. He points out in his speech that the best interest of the child is often not...
23 Nov 2009
‘Times of Malta’ reports that Malta is looking into the case of Russian children in foster care in Malta for a number of years and recently returned to Russia. 13 children were taken back last April after one Russian orphan died 10 days...
20 Nov 2009
‘Guardian’ reports that according to a research by Save the Children, 98% of children in state care in Central and Eastern Europe are not actually orphans but have at least one living parent. It is poverty rather than actual absence of...
19 Nov 2009
‘UN Radio reports that UNICEF is calling on governments in Eastern Europe to accelerate reforms on social child care services in response to the current economic crisis. It says that poverty and disability of the child often pushes...
16 Nov 2009
‘Herald’ reports that a woman was arrested at the airport as she was trying to bring in a 12-year-old girl to the country on false papers. She first claimed the girl was her daughter, but in fact she only met her before the trip and...
14 Nov 2009
The Council of Europe reports on its website that Commissioner Hammarberg, in his latest viewpoint stated that the implementation of the CRC “*_*has been less effective than we anticipated, mainly because of the *absence of a systematic,...
14 Nov 2009
‘RTE’ reports that there is a debate now in Irish Parliament about the re-regulation of prostitution. According to the party that initiate the motion 97% of the women involved in indoor prostitution were migrants, suspected victims...
09 Nov 2009
‘UNICEF’ reports that its new report – ““Tracking Progress”:http://tdh-childprotection.org/component/option,com_doclib/task,showdoc/docid,877/” – on under-nutrition recently released shows that a...
05 Nov 2009
‘Slovak Spectator’ reports of a recent study commissioned by the Open Society Foundation that explores the cost of non-inclusion of Roma in Slovak society. According to the report social allowances, unemployment and GDP growth (or lack...
05 Nov 2009
“The Local” reports that the Swedish government decided to enlarge the number of countries from which unsuccessful asylum seekers can claim funds to return voluntarily to their homelands. The purpose is to reduce the number of cases...

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