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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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12 Sep 2017
UNICEF reports that "migrant and refugee children and youth trying to reach Europe face appalling levels of human rights abuses, with 77 per cent of those traveling along the Central Mediterranean route reporting direct experiences of abuse,...
04 Jul 2017
A Russia Today article cites a recent report featured in the Daily Mail, which spotlights the mass enslavement of children and youth throughout England.  The report identifies 1,200 youth in the country being victimized by coerced labor, along with...
19 Aug 2016
'EU Observer' reports that the Council of Europe’s special representative on migration and refugees, Tomas Bocek, praised Turkey for their efforts in helping huge numbers of displaced people from neighbouring states but raised doubts over their...
21 Jul 2016
Thomson Reuters Foundation reports on the prevalence of child trafficking in Romania. It states that: "In 2013 and 2014, Romania was identified by Europol as one of the main countries of origin for European victims of human trafficking." As many as...
03 Jun 2016
The UN News Centre has conducted an interview with Marta Santos Pais, the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, about the fact that half of all children face some form of sexual, physical or moral abuse....

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