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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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16 Dec 2015
The Brussels Times reports that Belgium has registered a notable hike in the number of asylum seekers in the past few months, of which a large proportion are MENAs (unaccompanied foreign minors). Faced with growing numbers of refugees, reception...
10 Dec 2015
Several families living in war-countries like Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan are fleeing to safer places as refugees. Their hope is to have a better life, but the future of a refugee is always uncertain, full of fear and despair. Emergency Circus...
10 Dec 2015
On December 10th, the International Human Rights Day, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, Mr. François Crépeau, launched a social media campaign by introducing "#migrantrights" to spread the word about the human rights of...
09 Dec 2015
In the last two weeks, there has been a drop in the number of refugees arriving to Europe through the Balkan route. According to UNHCR, there was an average 6,781 of daily arrivals from Greece to Macedonia between November 5th and November 11th....
03 Dec 2015
Foundation Schüler Helfen Leben (SHL) is seeking applications for support of educational youth projects activities in the eligible countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia,  Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Serbia. Interested organisations...
03 Dec 2015
The Huffington Post reports that among the flood of migrants and refugees arriving in Greece this year from war-torn countries in the Middle East are thousands of unaccompanied minors. When the unaccompanied minors reach Greece, they are entitled to...
02 Dec 2015
Public Finance International reports that Sarah Crowne, a UNICEF spokeswoman, said that with winter fast approaching, there is a heightened risk of children on the move dying at sea or on land, or becoming seriously ill. Babies and small children...

Taken in Tabanovce, FYROM, at Tdh/La Strada safe space. Photo Käser by Peter K/Tdh

24 Nov 2015
Child Protection Hub for South East Europe and UNICEF CEE/CIS Regional Office are thrilled to announce their collaboration on a new project “Developing capacities and providing support to frontline workers assisting refugees and migrant children in...
24 Nov 2015
The news portal "Little Things" reports that the Emergency Circus with Clowns Without Borders has been touring throughout Eastern Europe in the hopes that they can help keep hope alive in the hearts of children refugees. Emergency Circus is looking...
23 Nov 2015
CBC News reports that UNICEF has launched a new project, called UNICEF360°, that takes viewers inside a massive Za'atari refugee camp in the Jordanian desert, where a young girl named Sidra is living. The footage is shown on a smartphone that fits...

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