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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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11 Aug 2019
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced that the first Safety Zone for unaccompanied children in the RRC Sofia - Voenna Rampa opened its doors on 17 June, 2019. During its first week, 39 unaccompanied children were accommodated...
01 Jul 2019
A recent photo of a man and his daughter who drowned while trying to enter the United States has sparked global outcry. The pair were reported to have travelled from El Salvador to Mexico, and were crossing the Rio Grande to seek asylum in the...
19 Mar 2019
As unaccompanied and separated asylum-seeking, refugee and migrant children form a significant part of the refugee and migrant population who are still arriving in Serbia, the number of unaccompanied children is changing substantially and accounts...
28 Sep 2018
For children aged from five and a half to six and a half years old, living in reception centers for migrants in Serbia, from this school year, the compulsory preparatory preschool program begins for the first time. This year, 38 of them is enrolled...
17 Jul 2018
Last Week the UN General Assembly has agreed to better manage the international flow of migrants and protect human rights. The UN Global Compact for Migration (GCM) is a collective agreement among UN member states to improve cooperation and...
13 Mar 2017
In this Op-Ed, the availability of education for school going refugee children in various host countries in Europe is discussed. While host countries do not have an obligation to provide education to refugee children, this op-ed concludes that in...
22 Dec 2016
On December 16, 2016 a Terre des hommes workshop organized in the framework of the Mario Project took place in Brussels. The event gathered child protection professionals from NGOs and government agencies discussing transnational cooperation between...
28 Sep 2016
The Child Protection Hub has researched how a series of recent changes in law and policy in the region of South East Europe have affected the work of those on the frontline engaging with refugee and migrant children in Serbia.   Here are our key...
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...
19 Sep 2016
Remember little Alan Kurdi, age 3, who drowned in the Mediterranean Sea, as he and his family fled war-ravaged Syria? The world looked on in horror at the images of his lifeless body lying on the shore. One year later, the horror hasn’t stopped –...

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