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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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19 Dec 2013
‘Christian Science Monitor’ reports about the difficulty Bulgaria and Hungary are facing trying to cope with the increased number of asylum seekers, including from Syria. The United Nations sent out a $6.5 billion appeal to help Syrian...
03 Dec 2013
‘Reuters’ reports that Serbia is having a difficult time providing for the influx of asylum seekers and as a result hundreds of asylum seeks are living in the forests without basic amenities. Serbia’s two asylum centres are at...
13 Nov 2013
‘eNCA’ reports that the Italian navy has arrested 16 human traffickers aboard a so-called “mother ship” in international waters off Libya. Submarine surveillance ahead of Saturday’s raid was _*“of particular...
12 Nov 2013
‘politics.co.uk’ reports that the United Kingdom is failing to protect the rights of migrant children according to a recent report. The UK’s new immigration bill, which is expected to become law, may negatively impact the rights...
07 Nov 2013
‘ANSAmed’ reports that Greece is seeking a more active role in the EU to prevent illegal immigration. A proposal to create a task force to deal more efficiently with illegal immigration was set forth by Greece and 8 other EU countries....
05 Nov 2013
‘RT’ reports that as Italy reels from its worst economic crisis in 60 years and unemployment continues to soar, migrants arriving in search of a better life are instead finding disappointment and squalor. Last month, Italy asked for a...
26 Sep 2013
‘Euro Weekly News’ reports that Pope Francis urged countries to welcome and respect migrants and refugees and not treat them as “pawns on the chessboard of humanity”. Francis, who has made the defense of the poor and...
19 Sep 2013
‘Alde’ reports on the adoption of a report on unaccompanied minors in the European Parliament. It highlights the need to tackle the specific needs of unaccompanied minors with concrete and targeted measures and in the best interest of...
19 Sep 2013
‘National Turk’ reports that dozens of illegal migrants have broken into the 6m fence that surrounds the Spanish territory of Melilla in North Africa, and have entered the country. The area has become notorious of illegal migrants’...
04 Sep 2013
‘Montreal Gazzette’ reports that Sweden, already a top destination for Syrian refugees in Europe, is likely to see an even bigger flow after relaxing its immigration policy toward those fleeing the civil war. The immigration authority...

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