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29 Aug 2016
Reuters reports on the dire conditions faced by young unaccompanied migrants in Italy. The report describes unaccompanied minors detained in overcrowded cells where cellmates were dying, and their bodies often not removed until morning. Those who...
29 Aug 2016
The Telegraph's Justin Huggler writes on fears that many of the unaccompanied refugee children (totalling almost 9000 according to recent police figures) have been targeted by organised trafficking gangs. Save the Children said it was “extremely...
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...
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...
14 Aug 2016
The Independent reports on the level and extent of sexual violence experienced by many children living in official European refugee camps. Regrettably, sexual assault is common place in many camps and children as young as 7 have been victims of...
12 Aug 2016
Institute of Public Health in Macedonia has urged citizens not to use the water for drinking or cooking until the flood-affected area is thoroughly cleaned, as there is a possibility of the spread of epidemics. The results of the microbiological...
11 Aug 2016
Amnesty International reports on the on-going plight of refugees at the Serbia-Hungary boarder. Refugees at the boarder must live with anxiety on a daily basis as they wait to see whether their name is on the list of those who will be allowed to...
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...
09 Aug 2016
EU Reporter discloses developments in the partnership between the EU and UNICEF established in 2011 for the purposes of better protecting children from violence in the South-East European region. The programme has been operating in Albania, Bosnia...
07 Aug 2016
AP reports that with Turkey in crisis and Europe's borders closed, smugglers in northern Greece are expecting a profitable summer. Greek police say smugglers are using increasingly sophisticated methods — motorcycle spotters, maps of border...

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