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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. They follow the Training of Trainers (ToT) held in Budapest at the beginning of October 2019....
12 Sep 2017
The Guardian reports that "a dangerous new route for refugees trying to reach Europe is thought to have opened up in the Black Sea, which coastguards in Romania are warning could prove more deadly than the current Mediterranean crossings. As...
10 May 2017
EU Observer refers to the information of the European Commission, which claims that Finland had placed 1,433 of 3,078 migrants into its borders through its relocation goal, achieving 69% of its target. Finland is seeking to completely achieve its...
21 Mar 2017
According to Reuters news article, the European Union's top migration official on Tuesday warned member states against failing to host refugees and help alleviate the pressure on countries like Greece and Italy, which have borne the brunt of...
17 Mar 2017
According to UNICEF, 'one year after the Balkan border closures and the EU-Turkey Statement which were aimed at stopping mass migration flows, refugee and migrant children face greater risks of deportation, detention, exploitation and deprivation...
28 Feb 2017
Switzerland - IOM reports that 16,775 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 26 February, with just over 80 percent arriving in Italy and the rest in Greece and Spain. This compares with 124,986 through the first 57 days of 2016...
31 Jan 2017
IOM reports that 5,483 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 29 January. Over three quarters arrived in Italy – the rest in Greece. This compares with 67, 375 through the first 29 days of January, 2016. IOM’s Missing Migrants...
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...
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...
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...

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