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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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24 Apr 2020
The UEFA Foundation for Children was launched in April 2015 to support and defend children through football. The foundation provides several types of support, for example, giving children the opportunity to play and temporarily forget their problems...
09 Apr 2020
According to a report released by Human Rights Watch, the COVID-19 crisis will have a long-term negative impact on children, though they are much less threatened by the virus than other age groups. Due to the virus, around 1.5 billion children...
18 Mar 2020
The Guardian published a situational overview of France, Greece and Bosnia and Herzegovina, and reactions from humanitarian organizations sharing concerns that their staff are unable to work due to the pandemic. Their alert comes from the well-...
Κορίτσι, στο Κέντρο Υποδοχής και Ταυτοποίησης στη Μόρια, Λέσβο. Οκτώβρης 2019.
25 Feb 2020
Open Letter To: The Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Kyriakos Mitsotakis   Dear Prime Minister, The organizations signing this letter have been engaged for many years in the field of human rights and humanitarian aid and are looking...
15 Jan 2020
Fatima is three years old. She was born in Guinea, and arrived in Malaga, Spain on the night of 23 June 2019, after crossing the Mediterranean with a large group of strangers and a woman who claimed to be her aunt. The authorities were unable to...
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...
29 Oct 2019
The ‘Human Rights Watch’ reports that Greece is processing this week a draft law relevant to the reduce of migrants’ arrival in the country from Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq. Many ‘’alarms’’ are being emerged about the possible attenuation of asylum...
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
There is a house in a quiet neighbourhood in Belgrade where the most vulnerable children have a chance for a better life. The “Pedro Arrupe” Integration House is a shelter for victims of physical, psychological and sexual violence, and to young boys...
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,...

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