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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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18 Oct 2016
'UNICEF' reports that from January to October 2016 it is estimated that more than 20,000 unaccompanied and separated children arrived by sea to Italy. This is already more than in 2015 when there were in total 16,500 child arrivals, of whom 12,300...
07 Aug 2016
AP reports that with Turkey in crisis and Europe's borders closed, smugglers in northern Greece are expecting a profitable summer. Greek police say smugglers are using increasingly sophisticated methods — motorcycle spotters, maps of border...
01 Aug 2016
IRIN reports that sixteen-year-old Hamza, an Afghan refugee, can't shake the memory of another teenager's bloody, dying body on the ground metres from his tent. The victim, also an Afghan refugee aged 16, suffered severe stab wounds and head...
21 Jul 2016
The UNHCR reports that living conditions at the makeshift camp next Röszke are dire. Some 700 people share one cold water tap and ten mobile toilets which are cleaned every two or three days. People hang donated blankets from tree branches to...
01 Jul 2016
The Huffington Post reports that Turkey has taken in more Syrian refugee children than any other country - more than 700,000 of them. But 400,000 are out of school and a lack of funding means they will still be shut out of the education system when...
26 Jun 2016
Almonitor reports that today, the mass migration of Syrian refugees poses an even more urgent need for humanitarian aid and physiological and mental health relief — particularly among the crisis’ most innocent victims, Syria’s children. They may...
18 Jun 2016
Aljazeera reports that as the United Nations commemorates World Refugee Day on Monday, many Elliniko residents say they are struggling with overcrowding, unsanitary food and a lack of adequate medical services amid soaring illnesses in the camp. ...
13 Jun 2016
The christiantoday.com reports that life is a "living hell" for children in French refugee camps, and they may have been spared if the UK's Home Office had acted faster to process their move to the UK, Unicef has warned. Hundreds of children, many...
05 Jun 2016
Deutsche Welle reports that when Idomeni was evacuated, many refugees in Greece saw their hopes and dreams shattered. Idomeni had been a symbol of hope for all those stuck in the country after the sudden closure of the Balkan route. At the same time...
21 Mar 2016
The Guardian reports that the MPs said they were concerned about the absence of a clear process by which children could be registered and looked after by the French authorities. Volunteers working in Calais told the MPs that many of the children had...

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