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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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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...
26 Aug 2016
This guide from the Conversation outlines some strategies for working with refugee children, one of the most vulnerable groups in the world. At least half of the world’s 60 million refugees are children, who often present “complex mental health...
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...
04 Aug 2016
This report by The Guardian focuses on the many forms of violence experienced by refugees living in the French camps at Calais and Dunkirk. Violence has become a reality for the vast majority of people there and it is perpetrated by the police,...
22 Jul 2016
The IOM reports that almost 3,000 people have died this year in their attempt to reach Europe in the hope of claiming asylum and establishing a better life. Fleeing persecution, war and economic uncertainty and deep poverty these people have risked...
21 Jul 2016
Refugees Deeply reports that there has been a rise in migrant children in Athens turning to prostitution and the drug trade to escape desperate conditions. It is thought that 57,000 refugees are stuck in the “holding pen” of Athens due to border...
18 Nov 2015
Current migration situation in Europe would be much worse if government and civil associations with their volunteers, were not involved. Volunteers from the Brave Phone, Anja Pećnik and Karla Knežević, and Dajana Lukić Demeter, emergency doctor,...
27 Oct 2015
UNICEF published a report on the humanitarian situation in Europe. Below are some of the key highlights outlined in the report.  There has been a sharp increase in the number of refugees and migrants arriving in Greece during the second half of...

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