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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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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
NPR reports that the European Union and the government of Afghanistan have agreed to a plan that could send tens of thousands of asylum seekers back to Afghanistan, even as fighting in some parts of the country intensifies. The agreement was...
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...
09 Oct 2016
'Press TV' reports that as much as has been said and written about the global refugee crisis, there is always more to add. There is need to raise more awareness of this unheralded phenomenon, with the hope that the effort might help press the action...
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 –...
05 Sep 2016
'The Independent' reports on the words of a senior Human rights lawyer Christina Velentez, a fellow at Chatham house has called on the EU who are “failing” refugees, to fulfil their international obligations in line with the UNHCR mandate. This...
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...
02 Aug 2016
The express.co.uk reports that the EU is drawing up new laws which will unleash a fresh wave of migration and completely undermine attempts to bring the refugee crisis under control, according to furious Germany politicians. Under proposals put...

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