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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 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...
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...
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...
29 Jul 2016
Europe is failing to protect unaccompanied children on the move, reports the Huffington Post on a House of Lords Committee enquiry. The Children in Crisis report claims that the UK government has failed to support its European partners in taking...
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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