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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...
01 Oct 2019
There were 4,501 unaccompanied children in Greece at the end of September and the numbers are rising, which give a big challenge to the country’s child protection mechanisms. The Labor and Social Affairs Ministry tries to improve the circumstances...
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...
26 Sep 2019
'Children Stuck in Limbo: Examining the Vulnerability of Unaccompanied Minors in Northern France' is a recent report published by Refugee Rights Europe in response to the dangerous situation in Calais, Northern France, where tightened border...
26 Aug 2019
FutureLearn, an awarded platform for online learning is now offering a new online course, ‘Caring for Children Moving Alone: Protecting Unaccompanied and Separated Children.’  The course focuses on the care and protection of unaccompanied and...
12 Aug 2019
The VICE article on children trapped in Spanish enclaves paints a powerful picture of the experience of one of the most vulnerable groups: unaccompanied refugee and migrant children.   Spain has seen many cases of migrant children coming recently....
11 Aug 2019
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced that the first Safety Zone for unaccompanied children in the RRC Sofia - Voenna Rampa opened its doors on 17 June, 2019. During its first week, 39 unaccompanied children were accommodated...
A field consultation for guardians from EU Member States organised in March 2018.
07 Aug 2019
The project partners in ProGuard, a project co-funded by the REC Programme of the European Commission, have been working together to strengthen effective guardianship for unaccompanied children across Europe since October 2017. One of the goals of...
27 Jun 2019
More than 1,600 children are reportedly missing since 2015 from the Dutch asylum centers, according to COA, the central agency for the reception of asylum seekers in the Netherlands, and Nidos, an independent family guardian organization that ...
06 Jun 2019
On June 4th, Terre des hommes Romania (Tdh) hosted a conference with the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) about alternatives to child detention in the context of migration and asylum. Guests from around Europe...

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