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28 Nov 2019
In the last five years, the number of Hungarian children living outside of Hungary in another EU country has doubled, reaching 53,000. In the case of Romania, there are almost 600,000 Romanian children living outside of Romania. A report of more...
27 Nov 2019
The European Commission created a site to collect promising practices on the protection of children in migration. The platform is available for practitioners who want to promote their projects. The European Commission is not evaluating submissions; ...
26 Nov 2019
The Greek child protection organization, Terre des hommes Hellas, believes the authorities’ new plans for refugees and migrants put at risk the mental health and well-being of thousands of children and young people. Athens, 25th November 2019 - The...
18 Nov 2019
November 18 2019 is the European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse. This year’s theme is “Empowering children to stop sexual violence”. On this important occassion, the regional project "BRIDGE - Building...
14 Nov 2019
Growing inequality affects children’s access to healthcare and education; poverty continues to remain persistently high among children (24%), compared to the adult population (22%). Despite this, the European Semester – the European framework for...
08 Nov 2019
Child-related extract from the assessment the situation of trafficking in persons, especially women and children, and identify the progress made and remaining challenges in combating this human rights violation by Maria Grazia: Children,...
15 Oct 2019
In its latest report UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency) urges the European states to take measures to protect child refugees arriving in the Mediterranean region, mostly in Greece. According to the report in this year approximately 12.900 underaged...
14 Oct 2019
More than 1,600 unaccompanied children are staying in government-run reception facilities across Greece’s Aegean Islands. The Moria reception center is one such facility where nearly 1,000 children without parents or relatives, most of them teens,...
04 Oct 2019
In the first three quarters of the year: 72.263 irregular migrant and refugees arrived in Europe by sea (in the same period of last year was nearly 84.345) 1.041 of them died at sea (1.890 in the same period  of last year) on the Eastern...
01 Oct 2019
There were 4,501 unaccompanied children in Greece at the end of September and the numbers are rising, which give a big challenge to the country’s child protection mechanisms. The Labor and Social Affairs Ministry tries to improve the circumstances...

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