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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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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...
09 Aug 2016
The European Asylum Support Office reports that today it has launched its first mobile app for smartphones and tablets, allowing asylum seekers to quickly find information in English and various non-EU languages (English, Arabic, Sorani, Kumjani and...
21 Jul 2016
The UNHCR reports that living conditions at the makeshift camp next Röszke are dire. Some 700 people share one cold water tap and ten mobile toilets which are cleaned every two or three days. People hang donated blankets from tree branches to...
13 Jun 2016
The christiantoday.com reports that life is a "living hell" for children in French refugee camps, and they may have been spared if the UK's Home Office had acted faster to process their move to the UK, Unicef has warned. Hundreds of children, many...
09 May 2016
United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, has declared that despite great efforts, the response to the migrant crisis which may get worst, is inadequate. He called for the adoption of a global responsibility sharing compact that would ensure...
13 Aug 2015
"Clutching their babies in their arms and even changing nappies on the pebbled beaches of Kos: Plight of the migrant families who are so desperate for a new life in Europe they risk their children's lives crossing the Mediterranean on dinghies"...
16 Jul 2015
The Council of Europe Commissioner's Human Rights Comments dispel myths about Roma migration in Europe. First, says Commissioner Nils Muižnieks, the number of Roma migrants in some places has stayed stable in recent years, not increased as media in...

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