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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 Dec 2012
‘Cyprus Mail’ reports that welfare is still failing to work alongside other state services to ensure that children’s rights are secured, Commissioner for Children’s Rights Leda Koursoumba said. “There are gaps in the potential for...
05 Nov 2012
‘IceNews’ reports that immigration authorities in Sweden are to deport a seriously ill five-year-old. The child, who emigrated from Azerbaijan to Sweden with her parents in 2010 for political refuge, is in a life-threatening condition,...
25 Oct 2012
‘The Local’ reports that the Swedish Migration Court of Appeals decided to “revoke the decision to deport 2-year-old Haddile”:http://tdh-childprotection.org/news/sweden-allows-abandoned-girl-2-to-stay, abandoned in Sweden...
10 Oct 2012
‘UN News Centre’ reports that Italy must prioritize a human rights approach when dealing with migration, a United Nations independent expert said, urging the Government to not let security concerns overshadow its border management...
24 Sep 2012
‘Dutch News’ reports that instead of an immediate vote on an amnesty for child refugees (which was drafted as legislation earlier), there is rather discussion to propose a temporary halt to deportations. There seems to be support for...
21 Sep 2012
‘Der Spiegel’ reports the story of a Moldovan ‘guest worker’ in Italy, having left two children behind in order to earn a better wage and care for her family. However, being illegally in the country she is unable to travel...
19 Sep 2012
‘Daily Mail’ reports that migrants have helped push Britain’s birth rate up to one of the highest levels in Europe. Women are now likely to have an average of just under two children – a level exceeded only in two of the other 27...
21 Aug 2012
‘Reuters Africa’ reports that Italian coastguards rescued more than 350 African migrants off the small Italian island of Lampedusa over the weekend as they tried to reach European shores on rickety wooden boats. Coastguards rescued 231...
26 Jul 2012
‘Times of Malta’ reports that the 3.6 months spent in detention on average by child migrants interviewed by Human Rights Watch _*“absolutely does not reflect current statistics”_, the government said. On average, it *takes 18 days to...
20 Jun 2012
‘Sofia Globe’ reports that the number of asylum-seekers applying for refugee status in Bulgaria remains low in spite of the crisis in the Middle East and North Africa. An average 1000 people apply for asylum annually. Recently the first...

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