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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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25 Mar 2019
The West Africa Network for the Protection of Children (WAN), in collaboration with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has started a process of stakeholder deliberations aim at adopting and promoting the new West Africa Signage of...
11 Nov 2016
We want childhood to be full of rainbows, butterflies and puppies. For so many of the world’s children, childhood is full of adult terrors and disruptions. Deborah Ellis from The New York Times believe that whatever difficult situations we force...
31 Oct 2016
'New Europe' reports that with migration high on the policy agenda across Europe, there is a need to consider how migrant children are integrated into education systems. In 2015, roughly 10 per cent of the EU population were born outside the country...
20 Oct 2016
'The Local' reports that during a Europol-led operation against human trafficking, police rescued 29 victims of forced prostitution in Vienna, Carinthia, Lower Austria, Vorarlberg and Tyrol. It was the first time that they found refugees among the...
09 Oct 2016
'Press TV' reports that as much as has been said and written about the global refugee crisis, there is always more to add. There is need to raise more awareness of this unheralded phenomenon, with the hope that the effort might help press the action...
20 Sep 2016
Human Rights Watch reports that all children have a legal right to an education. But too often, children forced to flee their homes also end up missing out on schooling–a double blow with dire consequences for their future. Parents trying to shield...
15 Aug 2016
The Wall Street Journal reports that along Europe’s longest border fence, a summer encampment of migrants is attempting to wait its way into Hungary. As thousands of migrants roam the Balkans, taking advantage of the warm season in search of a route...
05 Aug 2016
The Guardian reports that spurred by their frustrations, two refugees, Khattab and Zamrik are on a mission to simplify German bureaucracy not just for the 1.2 million people who have sought asylum there since 2013 but also ordinary Germans. Since...
01 Aug 2016
The Wall Street Journal reports that European governments are losing track of significant numbers of children who have entered the continent without their parents as refugees from war-torn areas in the Middle East and beyond.
01 Aug 2016
IRIN reports that sixteen-year-old Hamza, an Afghan refugee, can't shake the memory of another teenager's bloody, dying body on the ground metres from his tent. The victim, also an Afghan refugee aged 16, suffered severe stab wounds and head...

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