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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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09 Dec 2019
Roll-out trainings for care professionals and youth facilitators are being organized in Belgium, Greece, Malta and Romania as part of the BRIDGE project. The roll-out training are occurring following the Training of Trainers (ToT) which was held in...
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...
20 Oct 2016
BRUSSELS, 20 October, 2016 - “This week’s meeting of the European Council in Brussels is a perfect opportunity for Europe to begin putting in place specific and measurable actions to address the needs of vulnerable refugee and migrant children.  A...
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...
19 Sep 2016
Remember little Alan Kurdi, age 3, who drowned in the Mediterranean Sea, as he and his family fled war-ravaged Syria? The world looked on in horror at the images of his lifeless body lying on the shore. One year later, the horror hasn’t stopped –...
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...
16 Aug 2016
Hundreds of child refugees have been left in unsafe conditions in Calais camps, despite their legal right to be reunited with their families in the UK under the Dublin regulation, as the UK asylum system remains too slow. The Guardian reports that...
12 Aug 2016
The UNHCR provides a snapshot into the lives of one family who have been separated as a result of the Syrian conflict. The family were forced to flee after bombs destroyed their home and had to travel to Europe separately due to insufficient funds...
11 Aug 2016
The Parliament Magazine reports that a recent Eurobarometer survey found that two-thirds of EU citizens felt that the European Union should be doing more to tackle the refugee crisis. It is reported that "Across the EU, 74 per cent of respondents...
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...

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