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25 May 2020
25th of May is the International Missing Children’s day and awareness raising is always important but especially now in the time of COVID-19, as there is a real concern that missing children are away for longer periods of time and being found...
05 May 2020
Life has drastically changed in the last couple of months for people all around the world. Because of the coronavirus, people are losing their jobs and households are under constant stress. Save the Children is doing their best to keep the world...
13 Apr 2020
UNICEF Child Rights Officer Viola Szlankó summarized how an epidemiological emergency affects child protection care in a new UNICEF blog post. Most of the children in child protection care have been removed from their families due to abuse, neglect...
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...
05 Mar 2020
The IWF (Internet Watch Foundation) is a UK-based organization, which is trying to make the internet children safe platform. They have introduced a set of 11 measurements, which were drafted by the Five Country Partners comprising the governments of...
04 Mar 2020
Refugee Camps Have Reached Breaking Point (Athens, March 4, 2020) – European Union (EU) Member States should urgently relocate unaccompanied children from the Greek islands to safety in their territory, while ensuring that the children’s best...
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...
11 Feb 2020
Today’s child protection practices are rooted in initiatives like the child rescue movement and voluntary agencies that started in the 19th century and provided support for children in need. In the Victorian and Edwardian era, the government made a...
23 Jan 2020
Children in care and care-leavers need to be explained the reasons why they are in care as it has a direct influence on their wellbeing, according to Bright Spots Research Programme, a partnership between Coram Voice and the University of Oxford....
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...

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