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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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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,...
11 May 2017
The First Post had written a piece that cites the European Union's statistical agency which indicates over 63,000 children were traveling without the supervision of their parents, while seeking asylum in 2016. Among these children, over 50% were...
12 Mar 2017
11-year-old Emran should be at school, enjoying a peace apparently secured in his native Afghanistan by Allied forces. Instead this boy with an ever-present smile and unquenchable spirit is on the road, navigating his own way across southern and...
13 Jan 2017
The UN Refugee Agency urges governments to do more to help and protect refugees and migrants battling freezing temperatures in Europe. BELGRADE, Serbia – Thousands of refugees and migrants are grappling with freezing conditions as severe winter...
10 Oct 2016
While headlines about “missing children” stir moral outcry, Refugees Deeply reports that E.U. data on unaccompanied minors is full of holes and discrepancies. Researchers Nando Sigona and Rachel Humphris argue for better data to address the real...
29 Aug 2016
Jessica Steventon reports on the effects of the UK asylum system on children’s mental health for Open Democracy. Eurostat has estimated that there are as many as 90,000 unaccompanied asylum seekers who arrived in Europe to claim asylum in the last...
05 Aug 2016
Numerous reports continue to surface detailing the failures of the international community in their response to the refugee crisis. In particular, the fact that many refugee children are missing out on several years worth of schooling is especially...
14 Jun 2016
Reuters reports on a recent UNICEF report that says that many refugee children face severe hardships on their journey to Europe, including death, rape, forced labour, drownings in the mediterranean and other kinds of abuse. The report indicates that...
12 Jun 2016
'The National' reports on an Afghan father's search for his missing children who disappeared after the boat they were on sank, as no bodies were recovered, he is convinced that they are still alive. With 10,000 missing children asylum seekers in...
08 May 2016
The Guardian reports on the children stranded in Idomeni camp in Greece and how they attempt to sneak across the border, trying to make their way to Western Europe, only to be beaten, abused, kidnapped, or to be returned to the camp, where they vow...

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