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19 Sep 2016
The internet can be "a playground for paedophiles", the NSPCC has warned. The warning came as figures showed a rise in children, worried about online abuse and grooming, contacting the charity's Childline service. Counselling sessions for young...
22 Aug 2016
Sky News reports on cases of teenage African migrants being sexually molested by Italian men and forced by smugglers. Many are sleeping rough and are coerced from the streets by men promising them shelter. "They make the dangerous journey to Europe...
09 Aug 2016
Sputnik International reports on the alarming trend which seems to be emerging across Sweden whereby refugee children are being sold into the sex industry and heinously exploited. The report is the more worrying because it points to systematic...
21 Jul 2016
Refugees Deeply reports that there has been a rise in migrant children in Athens turning to prostitution and the drug trade to escape desperate conditions. It is thought that 57,000 refugees are stuck in the “holding pen” of Athens due to border...
15 Jul 2016
UPI reports that there are new arrivals in the once-grand park of Pedion tou Areos in central Athens. Among the drug dealers and dog walkers, joggers and junkies, are a shifting cast of refugee children. Lured into the vastness of its ruined tree-...
12 Jul 2016
The New York Times reports on the UN's announcement to created a new fund aimed at achieving the end of violence against children. The new fund, which the British government have been first to contribute to with £40 million, is designed to support...
06 Jul 2016
The Lanzarote Committee has launched an urgent monitoring programme designed to better understand how the 41 states party to the Lanzarote Convention are protecting children affected by the refugee crisis.  The Council of Europe invites  member...
16 Jul 2015
ITV News discusses a confidential West Midlands police report, which revealed that 17 children's homes in Birmingham were at risk for targetting by predators for sexual exploitation. The report disclosed that over 700 potential victims had been...

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