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15 Mar 2019
The National Network for Children Bulgaria reported that the National Program for Preventing and Counteracting Trafficking in Human Beings and Protecting Victims for 2019 was adopted by the Bulgarian Government. This is an annual document...
18 Apr 2018
The National Foster Care Association has been training 15 foster parents, social workers and foster care experts to implement foster care for unaccompanied migrant children. The training included social workers from child protection departments,...
12 Apr 2018
A recent decision of the European Court of Justice on the case A and S v Staatssecretaris van Veiligheid en Justitie (The Netherlands) ruled that unaccompanied refugee minors have the right to family reunification, and this right “is not at the...
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...
23 Mar 2018
The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Mr Nils Muižniek issued a report on his activities for the first three months of 2018, with a special focus on matters related to children's rights and integration. During the first quarter of the...
18 Dec 2017
  IOM Bulgaria organized a training on “Working with migrant children” on the 7th and 8th of December 2017 at the Cultural Center in Harmanli, as part of the project “Protecting children in the context of the European migrant and refugee crisis”....
12 Dec 2017
According to 'Reliefweb', 2000 of unacompagnied refugee children in Greece are sleeping in winter waiting for shelters. They are living in a hazardous conditions,in tents without medical insurance and any legal protection. Because of a gap of...

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05 Sep 2017
In the past few years, European states have been one of the main destinations for hundreds of thousands people confronted with the deteriorated life conditions in their home countries due to war and conflicts that create a permanent state of...
17 Aug 2017
A report by The Children’s Society demonstrates that a large number of unaccompanied migrant children in the UK do not receive the legal help necessary to solve their immigration cases. As a result of an Act introduced in 2013, legal aid is no...
26 Jul 2017
According to the findings of a UNICEF report, a numerous amount of Africa's migrant children fleeing their home due to private and public disputes had intended on traveling abroad to neighboring countries to obtain work, as opposed to European...

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