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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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12 Sep 2019
The Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM), and the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) were adopted by the international community in 2018. These Compacts aim to better regulate international migration and manage major crises that...
10 Sep 2019
Are so-called economic migrants less in need than ‘real’ refugees? Should a child on the move who owns a smartphone not be eligible for help? Does the global compact on migration push mass immigration? Some answers that will help you to counter the...
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...
20 Feb 2019
According to the President of Malta, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, unaccompanied migrants across Europe are facing an increasing number of challenges, and ensuring child rights, especially in relation to migrating children, remains unachieved. The...
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...

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05 Sep 2017
In the past few years, European states have been one of the main destinations for hundreds of thousands people confronted with the deteriorated life conditions in their home countries due to war and conflicts that create a permanent state of...
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 Sep 2016
The New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants is a common outcome document agreed upon by UN Member States that lays the foundation for a global approach to large movements of refugees and migrants. The Declaration expresses the political will...
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...
16 Sep 2016
CSOs call on the UN Summit for a change with commitments At the High Level Summit (HLS) of the UN General Assembly on addressing large movements of refugees and migrants, which will take place in New York on 19th September 2016, the Heads of...

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