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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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20 Feb 2019
The number of refugee and migrant children has been on the rise across Europe. There are many instances in which the host country has failed to provide essential services to migrant and refugee children that would help identify them, process their...
04 Dec 2018
The most recent European Directive on detention clearly defines situations in which countries can detain asylum seekers. Despite this, many countries in Europe apply the practice of detention of asylum seekers, adults as well as children also in...
29 Jul 2016
Europe is failing to protect unaccompanied children on the move, reports the Huffington Post on a House of Lords Committee enquiry. The Children in Crisis report claims that the UK government has failed to support its European partners in taking...
12 Apr 2016
Reuters reports that Europe's refugee crisis has created a "huge business opportunity" for human traffickers, and governments should widen the legal routes of entry to protect refugee children, the U.N. children's agency (Unicef) said on Tuesday....
11 Apr 2016
The EU Observer reports that from approaching 29 different governments for statistics, investigators found that at least 95,070 unaccompanied children applied for asylum in Europe in 2015, up from 23,572 in 2014.The huge increase was discovered by...
17 Feb 2016
The IOM Migration Desk reports that last year IOM tallied a record number of 5,350 migrants reported missing or dead on the world’s many migratory routes. The real figure is probably much higher. That is because many migrant deaths, especially those...
12 Nov 2015
France 24 reports that the UN launched a new app on Thursday that will allow people tucking into a meal to virtually “share” it with a Syrian refugee. Called “ShareTheMeal,” users of the app can send 50 cents (€0.50) or more to the World Food...

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