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18 Oct 2016
'UNICEF' reports that from January to October 2016 it is estimated that more than 20,000 unaccompanied and separated children arrived by sea to Italy. This is already more than in 2015 when there were in total 16,500 child arrivals, of whom 12,300...
05 Sep 2016
The latest statistics from the International Organisation for Migration show that over 250,000 child migrants crossed irregularly into Italy and Greece in 2015. 72% of those arriving in Italy were unaccompanied. The report states that child...
22 Aug 2016
'The Guardian' reports that an estimated 58,000 asylum seekers and migrants in Greece are increasingly under threat from Greek and Albanian mafias, who seek to recruit vulnerable people. Poor conditions and a lack of hope for people in the camps are...
31 Jul 2016
The Independent reports that so far this year at least 3,000 migrants have died whilst attempting to cross the Mediterranean. This puts 2016 on course to be the most deadly year yet in the continuing refugee crisis. Whilst the numbers of people...
25 Jul 2016
Amnesty International urges heads of state, set to meet in the forthcoming days in order to draw up a response plan to the refugee crisis, not to be thrown off-course by narrow national self-interest. Amnesty International has also produced a five...
25 Jul 2016
News18.com reports that the augmented reality game Pokemon Go has a completely different meaning for the Syrian refugees. For them it is a ray of hope, a way to be found and be rescued from the horror in which they have been living over the past...
22 Jul 2016
The IOM reports that almost 3,000 people have died this year in their attempt to reach Europe in the hope of claiming asylum and establishing a better life. Fleeing persecution, war and economic uncertainty and deep poverty these people have risked...
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...
06 Jul 2016
Human Rights Watch argues that the efforts of the European Union to stem the flow of migrants from Libya endanger the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in the region. Migrants and asylum seekers are at risk from violent abuse not only at...
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...

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