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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...
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...
05 Sep 2016
The latest statistics from the International Organisation for Migration show that over 250,000 child migrants crossed irregularly into Italy and Greece in 2015. 72% of those arriving in Italy were unaccompanied. The report states that child...
03 Aug 2016
The Independent provides insights into the content of a new Home Office Committee Report "Migration Crisis" in which it is concluded that the response to the situation across the EU has been "lamentable". The report examines the situation over the...
31 Jul 2016
The Independent reports that so far this year at least 3,000 migrants have died whilst attempting to cross the Mediterranean. This puts 2016 on course to be the most deadly year yet in the continuing refugee crisis. Whilst the numbers of people...
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...
07 Jul 2016
In this press release the European Parliament has announced plans, over the next three years, to produce a list of safe countries of origin which will replace the national lists of the EU member states. The purpose of the EU list is to enable member...
06 Jul 2016
Human Rights Watch argues that the efforts of the European Union to stem the flow of migrants from Libya endanger the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in the region. Migrants and asylum seekers are at risk from violent abuse not only at...
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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