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20 Sep 2016
Human Rights Watch reports that all children have a legal right to an education. But too often, children forced to flee their homes also end up missing out on schooling–a double blow with dire consequences for their future. Parents trying to shield...
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...
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. ...
12 Jun 2016
The Turkish weekly reports that experts have expressed alarm that the already high figure of child laborers in Turkey, which numbered almost 1 million in 2012, has been increasing, as millions of Syrian refugees try to earn a living after crossing...
16 Apr 2016
Relief Web reports that an estimated 2,000 unaccompanied children who travelled alone to Europe or lost their families along the way are now stranded in Greece following recent border closures, while only 477 shelter spaces are available for these...
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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