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Read the latest news on child protection from around Europe. For news related to the recent refugee crisis in Europe please see our Thematic Page.

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07 Oct 2019
Although there are fewer and fewer refugees, misconceptions, such as labelling all asylum seekers as ‘illegal immigrants’ and fear of the pull effect, keep the debate on asylum and migration heated, and make beneficial proposals almost impossible....
29 Apr 2019
The National Herald reports that the number of unaccompanied minors (UAM) seeking asylum in Greece has increased in 2018, at the same time warning about the complaints from the activists in Greece that those minors are being 'routinely locked up in...
24 Feb 2018
The Irish Times reports that ''nearly 50 Syrian refugees have arrived in Ireland from Greece this week under the Government’s relocation programme. Twenty refugees arrived in Ireland on Wednesday followed by a further 29 people from Greek refugee...
17 Feb 2018
''Germany and Italy will continue to demand a redistribution of refugees in the European Union (EU) despite heavy resistance from some member states, German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) told press on Friday during a meeting with her Italian...
29 Jan 2018
According to RT, ''Asylum seekers from Italy and Greece will no longer be accepted as part of the EU relocation program by Germany, Die Welt reported citing the country’s Interior Ministry. Germany’s role in the relocation of asylum seekers from...
26 Jan 2018
The EU Observer reports that ''The EU presidency under Bulgaria appears likely to wait until the very end of negotiations before broaching the controversial refugee quota issue in a key EU asylum reform bill. The six-month presidency is mandated to...
12 Sep 2017
UNICEF reports that "migrant and refugee children and youth trying to reach Europe face appalling levels of human rights abuses, with 77 per cent of those traveling along the Central Mediterranean route reporting direct experiences of abuse,...
12 Sep 2017
The Guardian reports that "a dangerous new route for refugees trying to reach Europe is thought to have opened up in the Black Sea, which coastguards in Romania are warning could prove more deadly than the current Mediterranean crossings. As...
14 Aug 2017
EU Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos sends a clear message to all member states that are not complying with the set commitments: 'We need an asylum system that will be based on solidarity and on the fair allocation of responsibilities where no...
11 Jun 2017
It has been reported by Aljazeera news, that approximately 200 unaccompanied refugee youth ranging from the ages of 12 to 17 years old, are living in the woods near the former Calais refugee camp. These youth are reliant on one hot meal per day,...

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