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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 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...
19 Aug 2016
'EU Observer' reports that the Council of Europe’s special representative on migration and refugees, Tomas Bocek, praised Turkey for their efforts in helping huge numbers of displaced people from neighbouring states but raised doubts over their...
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...
10 Jun 2016
UNICEF Regional Office for Central East Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States (CEE/CIS) as part of its partnership with the Child Protection Hub for South East Europe is implementing 2 rounds of trainings in tfYROM  within the initiative “...
30 May 2016
The UN News Centre has announced that UNICEF has declared alarm at the growing number of migrant and refugee deaths over the past week, as they made the perilous crossing across the central Mediterranean. Many of the migrant and refugees who are...
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
New Europe reports that 5,835 children and teenager refugees had disappeared in Germany over the past year, with 555 of them being under the age of 14. On Monday, the German Interior Ministry was forced to give the figure to the German news...
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....

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