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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”....

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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...
12 Apr 2017
The EU Commission’s new policy guidelines, which provide concrete actions to protect all migrant and refugee children arriving in Europe, have been broadly welcomed by child rights organisations. The measures – which address the gaps that have...
30 May 2016
The UN News Centre has announced that UNICEF has declared alarm at the growing number of migrant and refugee deaths over the past week, as they made the perilous crossing across the central Mediterranean. Many of the migrant and refugees who are...
16 Apr 2016
Relief Web reports that an estimated 2,000 unaccompanied children who travelled alone to Europe or lost their families along the way are now stranded in Greece following recent border closures, while only 477 shelter spaces are available for these...
11 Apr 2016
The EU Observer reports that from approaching 29 different governments for statistics, investigators found that at least 95,070 unaccompanied children applied for asylum in Europe in 2015, up from 23,572 in 2014.The huge increase was discovered by...
21 Mar 2016
The Guardian reports that the MPs said they were concerned about the absence of a clear process by which children could be registered and looked after by the French authorities. Volunteers working in Calais told the MPs that many of the children had...
21 Oct 2015
The Hungarian coalition of 19 NGOs expressed its concerns about the recent changes to the Criminal Code that lifts special protection measures applicable to unaccompanied minors in case they are involved in damaging the recently erected border fence...

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