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04 Oct 2019
The recent increase of unaccompanied migrant children raises serious issues in child protection. More and more refugee children arrive in the country without parental or other protection. There are only 1.169 available long-term accommodation...
29 Sep 2019
This month, with the help of the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol), the Spanish and French national police dismantled a large poly-criminal network involved in migrant smuggling, and human and drug trafficking. The...
18 Sep 2019
Between 1st of January and 12th September Turkey has stopped 269.059 irregular migrants crossing Europe, the highest ever. The number is expected to grow by the end of the year. Previous years figures of intercepted illegal migrants were: In 2018...
02 Sep 2019
Home Affairs Ministry of Malta published that 104 unaccompanied migrants under 18, mostly males, arrived in the country in 2018. The youngest was just 11 years old. Based on the country's  procedure these children are first carried to the Initial...
26 Jul 2019
In its recent report, the United Nations Human Rights Committee has called on the Netherlands to strengthen investigation efforts concerning the whereabouts of 1,600 child asylum-seekers who disappeared from refugee centres in the last four and a...
04 Jun 2019
In late May, the Parisian gallery, Mains d’Oeuvres, opened its doors and welcomed unaccompanied migrant minors for eleven days. The cultural space, situated in the Paris suburb of Saint-Ouen, became a temporary safe haven for around two dozen...
07 May 2019
On 24 April 2019, a representative of the Know How Center for the Alternative Care for Children, NBU, took part in the national meeting, ‘SIRIUS: Positive Development and Steps Towards Educational Integration of Refugee Children: Good Practices from...
29 Apr 2019
The National Herald reports that the number of unaccompanied minors (UAM) seeking asylum in Greece has increased in 2018, at the same time warning about the complaints from the activists in Greece that those minors are being 'routinely locked up in...
22 Apr 2019
The Terre des hommes Romania organized round table, Inter-Institutional Collaboration Practices for Assisting Vulnerable Minors, gathered social-work and child-protection professionals from NGOs and public institutions to identify functional models...
19 Mar 2019
As unaccompanied and separated asylum-seeking, refugee and migrant children form a significant part of the refugee and migrant population who are still arriving in Serbia, the number of unaccompanied children is changing substantially and accounts...

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