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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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24 Sep 2016
Leaders from countries along the Balkan migration route were set to gather Saturday in Vienna to discuss ways to better protect the external EU borders. Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern has also invited Greek Premier Alexis Tsipras and German...
22 Jul 2016
The IOM reports that almost 3,000 people have died this year in their attempt to reach Europe in the hope of claiming asylum and establishing a better life. Fleeing persecution, war and economic uncertainty and deep poverty these people have risked...
17 Mar 2016
Macedonia: " It is not a human treatment by the EU", refugees protest. “473 refugees, including 170 children, from Syria and Iraq have been sitting on the Macedonia - Serbia border for more than a week. It is a critical situation because all tents...
19 Oct 2015
'Daily Times' reports that ahead of the EU Anti-Trafficking Day, UN Special Rapporteur on trafficking called on the EU to safeguard the rights of migrants at risk, especially the most vulnerable. She pointed out that migration policies must be...
A child "on the move".
03 Sep 2015
Heartbraking pictures of Aylan, a refugee toddler, lifeless, washed up on a Turkish beach. He is wearing a red T-shirt and long blue shorts that stop below the knee. He fled his home, where he wasn't wanted, sought shelter on an island that didn't...
30 Jul 2015
According to new Save the Children assessment, children refugees and migrants in Greece are exposed to risk of exploitation and sickness due to almost unexistable asylum infrastructure in this country. Temporary around 1000 persons every day...
20 Apr 2015
'Destination Unknown' reports that Europe must open humanitarian corridors from departure countries. European leaders: political responsibility and concrete actions now! 19.04.2015 – Urgency is to open humanitarian corridors for those fleeing from...
19 Apr 2015
The Global Post reports that EU Council President Donald Tusk was considering to call an emergency summit on illegal immigration, as European leaders called for action after last tragedy in Mediterranian Sea and more than 700 people were feared to...
17 Apr 2015
'The Local' reports that the German Interior Minister called on Friday for state governments to speed up deportations of failed asylum applicants. Federal Government starts, also, a 'words' war with the local governments who are angry about the lack...
25 Mar 2015
The number of asylum applicants in Bulgaria increased by 55% on an annual basis in 2014, according to Eurostat data. In 2014, the highest number of applicants was registered by far in Germany (202 700 applicants, or 32% of total applicants),...

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