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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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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 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...
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....
21 Mar 2016
The Guardian reports that the MPs said they were concerned about the absence of a clear process by which children could be registered and looked after by the French authorities. Volunteers working in Calais told the MPs that many of the children had...
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...

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