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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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26 Nov 2019
The Greek child protection organization, Terre des hommes Hellas, believes the authorities’ new plans for refugees and migrants put at risk the mental health and well-being of thousands of children and young people. Athens, 25th November 2019 - The...
20 Feb 2018
In January 2018, Terre des hommes Foundation, Romanian delegation, started to implement the European pilot project “Move together” – that approaches sport as a tool for integration and social inclusion of refugees. The project lasts 12 months and it...
12 Mar 2017
11-year-old Emran should be at school, enjoying a peace apparently secured in his native Afghanistan by Allied forces. Instead this boy with an ever-present smile and unquenchable spirit is on the road, navigating his own way across southern and...
31 Oct 2016
'New Europe' reports that with migration high on the policy agenda across Europe, there is a need to consider how migrant children are integrated into education systems. In 2015, roughly 10 per cent of the EU population were born outside the country...
13 Sep 2016
The European Court of Justice has ruled that non-EU citizens with a criminal record cannot automatically be evicted from an EU country if they are the sole custodian of a child with a European nationality.
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...
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...
12 May 2016
Reuters reports on the UN Human Rights High Commissioner, Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein's concern about Austria's new asylum law. The law would allow the state to turn away migrants within an hour, which is a very short time to be able to assess individual...
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...
15 Apr 2016
Reuters reports that at least 1,500 unaccompanied migrant and refugee children stranded in Greece have nowhere safe to stay, with many sleeping rough in the cold and others incarcerated, a charity warned on Saturday ahead of Pope Francis' visit to...

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